If you are a teacher and would like a copy of my lesson plans for 2018 - 19 for either APCSP or APCSA, please email me using your school email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my goals for 2018-19 is to take APCSA in a more personalized, standards based approach. I have discussed this with many of you at workshops this year and I told you that I would post a unit when I have it completed. So...here it is! This unit is on Loops (for, while and nested loops). It starts with an optional pretest. Based upon those results, students may be exempt from specific modules in the unit. The unit itself consists of 7 modules and ends with a unit test. I am still demonstrating & lecturing about specific topics on specific days but the students are encouraged to work through the units at their own pace. If a student has "placed out of a module", they can continue working during these small lectures. I did a similar unit with conditionals and found that the class discussions were more productive. I also had more time to work with the students who needed extra attention.