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Course Description

Computer Studies Senior is all about creating and problem solving and explores Computer Science pedagogy including best practices in teaching and learning in grades 11 and 12. This course represents an exciting opportunity for teachers to expand their ability to jointly explore the principles of decomposition, pattern recognition, abstractions, and algorithms. Ontario Ministry documents and curriculum will be explored to develop student-centric activities so students are able to explore their passion for computing. Strategies will be developed to create a Computer Science classroom into a place where students are makers and creators and not simply consumers of technology. The course explores computing systems fundamentals, computing innovations, and important societal issues such as data privacy, environmental issues, and computing ethics.

Prerequisites

  1. Certificate of Qualification: Learners must be registered with the Ontario College of Teachers or hold an interim Certificate of Qualification. Learners must hold an acceptable university degree or equivalent. You are not required to submit a copy of your Certificate of Qualification. This information can be accessed via the OCT Public Registry.
     
  2. 2 Full University Degree Credits in the Subject: Official transcript(s) showing proof of successful completion of 2.0 university degree credits in Computer Studies;

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    1 Full University Degree Credit in the Subject and 2 Years Full Time Related Work Experience: Official transcript(s) showing proof of successful completion of 1.0 university degree credits in Computer Studies and a completed Related Work Experience form.
     
  3. Must be able to code Java or Python

Recommendations

Successful completion is a final grade of C-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.

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