My name is Ellen Satter. I was a programmer for 30ish years, and now I am teaching math and computer science at a STEM magnet high school in Bridgeport. I've taught a home grown intro programming course using Java to 10th graders for 3 years now, and we are replacing it with AP CSP. I'm currently attending AP SI training and have chosen the code.org curriculum.
We have 80- minute blocks in a semester schedule so I am worried about pacing for S2 (to finish the PTs by the end of April and the curriculum by early May), and getting adequate review time with my S1 students before the exam (I will have to swap classes with a teacher who will hopefully have the half of the sophomore class in S2 that I had in S1, if that makes sense!)