CS4HS - Patrick Woytek

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Lesson Plan Documentation


What is your objective?

The students will learn the computational thinking patterns of programming by using AgentSheets software.

What standards will you meet as part of this lesson? ISTE, NGSS, Common Core, etc... Think Computer Science, Math, Literacy, etc

I will be using the ISTE standards.

What game will you teach first?

I am going to first teach the Frogger game to all grade levels.

What grade(s) will you teach?

6th Grade, 8th Grade, possibly 7th Grade.

How often do you meet with your class? How many total class periods?

6th Grade: I meet with each 6th grade class once a day for 55 minutes. I have the six grade classes for 6 weeks. There is a two week curriculum for the 6th graders at the beginning of their time with me. The last four weeks that they are with me, I will be teaching them Frogger. Throughout the entire school year, I will have every 6th grader in our school. So there will be about 650 6th grade students making Frogger at Westlake Middle School.

8th Grade: I will be meeting with each 8th grade class everyday. I have them for 55 minutes. They are in my game design class for an entire quarter. I have four sections of this class, so I will see about 160 8th grade students throughout the year.

7th grade: If I teach this to my 7th graders, I will see one section of them everyday for 55 minutes. I will have four sections and would see about 160 students throughout the school year.

How many students will you teach?

I will teach approximately 1,150 students next year in total. The amount of students that will possibly be using AgentSheets is around 950.

What will the layout of classes look like? For example, Class 1: I will introduce the program, teach class rules, etc. Class 2: Frogger Part I

This is a very rough sketch: Day 1: Introduce AgentSheets, Q&A Day 2: Introduce the Collision, Absorb, Generate, and Teleport CTPs in their DOE game. Day 3: Give their Frogger assignment. Day 4-7: Students work on Frogger, I am going to allow different levels at the same time.

What support materials will you need/use? (Consider curricula materials, technology resources, etc)

Troubleshooting guides given to us for the first time around to get through a lot of the most common mistakes. Otherwise, I am going to have to wait and adapt to what happens within my classes.

How will you integrate it into your existing curriculum? For example, will it replace current lessons, will you swap an existing lesson for a SGD lesson?

I used to have a Technology Education Lab that expired and was too expensive to replace. My principal allowed me to generate and implement whatever curriculum that I want to use. So, this really isn't replacing anything because it is a completely different lab and class.

When do you plan to teach this unit for the first time?

When school starts in the middle of August.