Santa Barbara Unified School District

La Cumbre Junior High School Technology Courses (Show all schools)

Grades: 7-8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Students will develop foundational skills in computer coding through the use of “Scratch” and other teacher designed curriculum. “Scratch” is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and share those creations online. There are no prerequisites, other than an active imagination and an interest in computers!

Students will learn to (1) program characters to move, converse, and respond to any situation; (2) create variables; (3) use if-else statements; (4) create and call functions; (5) use operators to respond to changes; (6) experiment with programming to build creativity and confidence.

STEM skills development includes storyboard creation, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and adapting to new challenges. Learning beginning programming will increase confidence when using computers, instill courage to try new things, grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems, provide a sense of belonging in technology and demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities. All Training and Materials Provided — No Experience Needed.

Transcript title and course number: Beg Coding 810815

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; La Cumbre Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

Aligned with State English and Math Standards, this year long course helps students develop skills in communication, technological reading ,construction, manufacturing, power/energy and transportation by completing teacher- selected projects such as: drafting,drawings, introductory wood projects and jewelry boxes. Regular reading and writing assigments on related information is included in the instruction of this class. Safe use of tools and machines will be emphasized.

Transcript title and course number: Industrial Tech 840660