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English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

LoopsJavaIf StatementsTeachingComputer Programming

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

29 minutes to complete

Welcome!

29 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Optional: Welcome to the Learn to Teach Java Specialization7m
2 readings
Make an Account on these Sites15m
Using Googledocs in this Course3m
5 hours to complete

Boolean Expressions and If Statements (Unit 3): Learn as a Student

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 144 min)
17 videos
Boolean Expressions8m
Programming Challenge: Prime Numbers5m
If Statements and Control Flow14m
Optional: Advanced/Differentiated Problem for 3.25m
Programming Challenge: Magic 8 Ball6m
Two-way Selection: If-else Statements10m
Programming Challenge: 20 Questions6m
Multi-selection: else-if Statements9m
Programming Challenge: Adventure6m
Compound Boolean Expressions12m
Programming Challenge: Truth Tables6m
Equivalent Boolean Expressions6m
Programming Challenge: Truth Tables (AGAIN!)9m
Comparing Objects12m
FAST: Programming Challenge: Tracing Code4m
Magpie Chat Lab (Recommendation: Skip It)6m
7 practice exercises
CS Awesome 3.116m
CS Awesome 3.219m
CS Awesome 3.319m
CS Awesome 3.417m
CS Awesome 3.526m
CS Awesome 3.630m
CS Awesome 3.715m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Boolean Expressions and If Statements (Unit 3): Teacher Powerup

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Classroom Discussions: Teacher Guide Part 29m
Teaching Code Tracing9m
Assessment Options Part 110m
Assessment Options Part 210m
Developing Problem Solving Skills Part 15m
Developing Problem Solving Skills Part 211m
5 readings
Optional: Read me if you haven't used Perusall for Classroom Discussions before
What is rubber duck debugging?10m
Examples: Code Tracing Videos for Students15m
How to adapt CodingBat questions for Unit 315m
Helping Students Debug5m
2 practice exercises
Unit 3 Java Mastery Quiz26m
Unit 3 Teacher Mastery Quiz25m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Iteration (Unit 4): Learn as a Student

5 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 152 min)
19 videos
Block to Text: Iteration Part 213m
While Loops Part 111m
While Loops Part 26m
While Loops Part 37m
Optional Extra: Indenting and Grading1m
Programming Challenge: Guessing Game (a really good one!)10m
For Loops12m
Programming Challenge: Turtles Drawing Shapes2m
Nested Loops10m
Programming Challenge: Turtle Snowflakes5m
Loop Analysis (& Tracing)5m
Tracing Demos 4.57m
Tracing Demos 4.5 Programming Challenge5m
Loops and Strings Intro (4.3)8m
For Loops and Strings (4.3.2)15m
While Loops and Strings: Parsons' Remove a (4.3.1)6m
While Loops and Strings: Find and Replace (4.3.1)8m
Programming Challenge: String Replacement Cats and Dogs4m
5 practice exercises
CS Awesome 4.128m
CS Awesome 4.224m
CS Awesome 4.424m
CS Awesome 4.530m
CS Awesome 4.3
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Iteration (Unit 4): Teacher Powerup

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 113 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
15 videos
Classroom Discussions: Teacher Guide Part 27m
(More) Code Tracing6m
Assessment Options Part 18m
Assessment Options Part 29m
English Descriptions: A Software Developer Skill3m
Loops: Free-Response Question Overview4m
Problem Solving: Gathering9m
Problem Solving: Counting - Part 16m
Problem Solving: Counting - Part 210m
Problem Solving: Checking - Part 17m
Problem Solving: Checking - Part 27m
Problem Solving: Checking - Part 37m
Problem Solving: Most Wanted - Part 16m
Problem Solving: Most Wanted - Part 28m
2 readings
Classroom Discussion Code Tracing Videos for Students26m
Agile Development in 5 minutes12m
2 practice exercises
Unit 4 Java Mastery Quiz25m
Unit 4 Teacher Mastery Quiz30m

Instructor

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Beth Simon 

Teaching Professor
Education Studies
2,857 Learners
16 Courses

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University of California San Diego

About the Learn to Teach Java Specialization

Learn to teach introductory Java -- with a focus on the new Advanced Placement Computer Science A curriculum. Preview the CS Awesome curriculum with overview videos to help you prepare for class efficiently. Learn teaching tips and access supporting materials from an expert in CS education with 15+ years experience including advice on teaching debugging, code tracing (for answering multiple choice questions) and problem solving patterns. Complete activities specifically designed for teachers and create materials you can use in your classroom....
Learn to Teach Java

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  • If you complete all courses in the Learn to Teach Java Specialization, then you can earn 4-graduate units from UC San Diego. Find out more on the the specialization FAQ.

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