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ObjectsJavaTeachingComputer ProgrammingAPCS A

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

Suggested: 16 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome!

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Make an Account on these Sites15m
Using Googledocs in this Course3m
3 hours to complete

Sequences of Instructions and Primitive Types (Unit 1): Learn as a Student

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
From Block to Text: New Things4m
CS Awesome: A FREE, online, interactive textbook7m
Preview: Variables and Data Types6m
Preview: Expressions and Assignment Statements13m
Preview: Compound Assignment Operators, Casting, and Range9m
3 readings
Variables store data for us (unplugged)3m
Optional: I need a hint with the challenge problem!
Want more practice?29m
3 practice exercises
CS Awesome 1.324m
CS Awesome 1.426m
CS Awesome 1.5 & 1.624m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Sequences of Instructions and Primitive Types (Unit 1): Teacher Powerup

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Classroom Discussions: Asynchronously on Perusall6m
Classroom Discussions: Teacher Guide11m
How is my Java program run?5m
Unit 1 Leftovers10m
Assessment Options: General Java Assessment Types7m
Assessment Options5m
2 readings
Optional: Additional Resources on the Compile Process
Optional: Learn about the new AP Classroom Assessments
2 practice exercises
Unit 1 Java Mastery Quiz18m
Unit 1 Teacher Mastery Quiz18m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Using Objects (Unit 2): Learn as a Student

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 132 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
16 videos
From Block to Text: New Things with Methods and Objects6m
Preview: Objects - Instances of Classes Part 112m
Preview: Objects - Instances of Classes Part 26m
Preview: Creating and Initializing Objects: Constructors Part 110m
Creating and Initializing Objects: Constructors Part 25m
Constructor Programming Challenge and AP Practive6m
Overview 2.3, 2.4, and 2.51m
Preview: Calling Methods without Parameters11m
Preview: Calling Methods WITH Parameters7m
Preview: Calling Methods that Return Values15m
Preview: Strings9m
Preview: String Methods8m
String Programming Challenge: Pig Latin5m
Preview: Wrapper Classes - Integer and Double5m
Preview: Using the Math Class11m
1 reading
Optional: Extra Materials for 2.2 (including questions for in class)
7 practice exercises
CS Awesome 2.126m
CS Awesome 2.224m
CS Awesome 2.319m
CS Awesome 2.414m
CS Awesome 2.519m
CS Awesome 2.6 and 2.730m
CS Awesome 2.8 and 2.926m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Using Objects (Unit 2): Teacher Powerup

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 41 min)
4 videos
Classroom Discussions: Teacher Guide Part 211m
Assessment Options Part 16m
Assessment Options: Part 29m
2 practice exercises
Unit 2 Java Mastery Quiz33m
Unit 2 Teacher Mastery Quiz25m

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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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