2018-2019 COURSE SYLLABUS

    INSTRUCTOR: Ms. J. Kung

    Email: jkung@houstonisd.org


    Course Description:

    Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.


    Required Supplies:

    Pencil or pen, notebook, USB Flash drive, headphone/ear buds


    Course Outline:

    Unit 1: Computers and Logic

    Unit 2: Web Development

    Unit 3: Interactive Games and Animations

    Unit 4: The Design Process

    Unit 5: Data and Society

    Unit 6: Internet of Things


    Classroom Rules/Expectations:


    Arrive to class on time, prepared and ready to learn.

    Treat everyone with courtesy and respect.

    Treat personal and school property with respect.

    Actively participate in classroom activities and discussions.

    Act responsibly and accept consequences for your actions.

    Students will be responsible for completing all assignments, homework, and projects ON TIME.

    Any assignments grade below 70 and missing assignment due to absences, students will have to make up all the missing assignments no later than one calendar week in your own time.


    Classroom Procedures:

    When you first enter the classroom:

    Be seated in assigned seat

    Read new posts on classroom HUB

    Begin Do Now activity

     When bell rings at end of period:

    Clean up and organize your workstation based on procedures

    Return materials in their rightful place

    Stay in your assigned seat until dismissed


    Consequences for Violation of Classroom Rules

    1st Offense: Verbal Warning

    2nd Offense: Student-Teacher Conference

    3rd Offense: Phone Call Home

    4th Offense: Parent-Student-Teacher Conference

    5th Offense: Office Referral


    Cell Phone Policy

    The use of cell phones during class is strictly prohibited. This includes sending or checking text messages. A violation of this policy will result in the confiscation of the cell phone until the end of the period. Repetitive cell phone violations will result in the confiscation of the cell phone, which will then be turned into the Main Office


    Grading System:

    40% Summative Assessments (major projects, tests, GPS projects etc.)

    50% Formative Assessments (daily assignments, quizzes etc.)

    10% Daily Works/Homework (class participation)