[Chicago] Python in local school systems?
mtobis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 22:11:07 CET 2007
Well, I (and at least one other person on this list) will be attending the
education sig at PyCon, and would be happy to hear from you about this.
It is definitely replacing the VB stuff that we are after. It is a
pedagogical disaster to teach kids that, and any C/Java variant is hardly
better. Dijkstra is rolling in his grave.
We can cross the Java bridge at a later date.
On 1/31/07, Cosmin Stejerean <cstejerean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd be surprised if any do. Most high schools that teach Computer
> Science tend to have an AP Computer Science course, which has to be in
> Java, and potentially a regular CS course which is meant to attract a
> larger crowd and as such was traditionally restricted to VB (I would
> get C# or VB.NET would also be good candidates) so that folks can
> easily throw together pretty GUIs and write Tic-Tac-Toe.
> I think one of the challenges of teaching CS courses in high school to
> folks that don't want to pursue CS as a major is making the course
> interesting. With a RAD tool like VB is easy for everyone to throw
> together a nice app that can do something they like. With something
> like Python that might be harder to do (Tkinter or WxPython
> Although I don't teach Python, I have a couple of
> suggestions/suggestions for Python course at a high school level that
> I'd like to share.
> Cosmin Stejerean
> On 1/31/07, DiPierro, Massimo <MDiPierro at cti.depaul.edu> wrote:
> > I teach python at university level (ipd362 ad DePaul Institute for
> Professional Development).
> > I would be happy to talk to him.
> > Massimo
> > Massimo Di Pierro
> > CTI DePaul University, 243 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
> > Tel. +1-312-362-5173, Fax. +1-312-362-6116
> > Email: mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu <mailto:mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu>
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> > To: The Chicago Python Users Group
> > Subject: [Chicago] Python in local school systems?
> > Jeff Elkner passed on a request from a Naperville teacher to put her in
> contact with anyone teaching Python as a formal course at the high school
> > If anyone knows of anything like this currently happening in the Chicago
> Metro area or nearby, please let me know and I'll pass it along.
> > mt
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