Aldine CS Curriculum Updates

Updates on Computer Science Curriculum in Aldine

Excited Updates to Computer Science in Aldine!

There's lots of positive changes coming for the 2019-2020 school year here in Aldine for Computer Science! Below is a Course Flow Chart of courses offered for Middle and High School next year.
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Facts about the Middle School Courses

Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • The curriculum is being offered to 8th grade.
  • It will be a yearlong course.
  • It will now be offered for High School Credit.
  • The current Computer Science teacher is the teaching unit for this course.


Intro to Programming 1 & 2

  • This curriculum will introduce Python to our 7th grade students.
  • This course can be taken by 6th graders (GT/Accelerated students only)
  • We prefer this be taken in order.
  • The current Computer Science teacher is the teaching unit for this course.



Intro to Computer Science

  • This course is an introduction to Computer Science for our 6th graders.
  • This is a semester course.
  • It is suggested that a CTE teacher split teaching this course. This will not be taught by the current Computer Science teacher.
  • In order for a teacher to teach this course-- they do not need a tech apps certification. A K-6 generalist certification is needed.


If you have questions or concerns in regards to scheduling for these courses, please contact Mrs. Glass (snglass@aldineisd.org).

High School Courses

Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • The curriculum is being offered to 9th grade
  • It will be a yearlong course.
  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.
  • The teaching unit must have a Tech Apps certification to teach this course.


AP Computer Science Principles

  • This curriculum is being offered to our 10th and 11th grade students.
  • It will be a yearlong course.
  • The prerequisite for this course is Algebra 1.
  • The teaching unit must have a Tech Apps certification to teach this course.



If you have questions or concerns in regards to scheduling for these courses, please contact Mrs. Glass (snglass@aldineisd.org).

Who will teach these courses? Suggestions for teaching unit

Middle Schools

Currently, every middle school campus has a Computer Science teaching unit (teacher). This teacher will be teaching the Fundamentals of Computer Science (8th grade) and the Intro to Programming 1 & 2 in the 2019-20 school year.


The Intro to Computer Science for 6th grade is a course offering available for all campuses that has been added to the district course catalog--if a teaching unit is available.


A suggestion we have is using your CTE teacher(s) to teach sections of this course--if needed in 6th grade. Approval for this has been grated by the CTE Program Director.



High Schools

We would like to pilot these courses (Fundamentals of Computer Science and AP CS Principles) on a few 9th grade and High School campuses.


We are looking for CTE/Math/Science teachers with a flexible schedule to teach ONE Section of this course.


If you are interested in offering this course, please contact Shaina Glass or Akilah Willery for more details.

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CS Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Middle/High School Professional Development

Teachers new to teaching Computer Science will be received professional development from our Code.org Regional Partners-- Rice University Mathematics Project.


They will attend a PAID week-long training at Rice University that will include year-long support and workshops.


High School teachers will receive additional training from TEALS (Microsoft) with in-class support from Business Professionals throughout the school year.