Intro to Computing and Data Science

Intro to Computing and Data Science (9-12)

Organization: URI

Format: 1 semester course

Description: This course introduces computer programming in an engaging, fun, creative way and provides the computational thinking skills of programming, algorithm development, simulation and data analysis that can be used in other classes, such as NGSS science classes.

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: 5-day Summer workshop and four 1-day follow-up workshops during the school year; school year support

Cost to School: No cost for PD

Computer Access: Access for all students, no installed software, all platforms.

Concurrent Enrollment: Allowed

Unique Benefits:

  • URI college credit via State concurrent enrollment program

  • Free course materials Alignment with Next Generation Science standards

  • Stipend available for accepted RI educators