This course is taught by Mr. Olinda, Chapel Field's Director of Technology. It is intended to give students a foundation in computer science. Members of the class are encouraged to participate in Free Geek Hudson Valley for additional STEM experience.
This is a project-based course, although there will be periods where I will give direct instruction. The majority of your grade will come from projects that you will complete individually or together. STEM courses are graded using the percentage system, meaning that each category of assignments is worth a certain percentage of your grade. Each category is graded independently and then that category's value is averaged into your overall grade.
Whenever you finish working on the assigned lessons, you are expected to complete any optional checkpoints. Once those are complete, you are free to work on your stretch projects. However all students must earn a certain number of points per quarter through stretch projects. You can track your stretch projects on Trello.
Unit 0 is due 2018-10-26 at 3:00pm.
Unit 1 is due 2018-10-26 at 3:00pm.
Unit 2, Lessons 1-3 are due 2019-10-19 at 3:00pm.
Completing this unit requires the purchase of an Arduino kit.