Pacing guide 2017-2018


#1

Does anyone have a pacing guide for this course? or know where one is located? I am teaching this for the first time and am starting to panic.


#2

Hi Kathryn,

Welcome to the club! A lot of people are in the same boat as you this year (and everyone was there just last year!). Check out page 7 of this Curriculum Guide to get a rough idea of how long each unit should take - you can see how many weeks each unit will take in teal on the side. Keep in mind, this is roughly assuming 5 hours of instruction a week, so you might need to adjust based on your school’s calendar or schedule.

Hope this helps!
Kaitie


#3

AP CSP Timeline landscape.docx (280.6 KB)
Kathryn,

I have also found this timeline to have been pretty accurate last year.

John


#4

Thank you guys so much for your quick response! I am in panic mode and just seeing someone had replied gave me some ease. Thank you so much for sharing this information with me.


#5

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Natalie


#6

Also, the curriculum guide has a whole pacing section starting on page 28.

For at-a-glance stuff there is also the calendar-y thing on the unit overview pages at curriculum.code.org

Example:
https://curriculum.code.org/csp/unit1/

They look like this:


#7

I run an AB block schedule so we have 90 minute periods so we have to combine every third lesson. Here is a link to my pacing guide for the upcoming year based on how long it actually took to do each lessons. I generally work backwards from test date.

CSP Pacing Guide 2018


Pacing Calendar
Curriculum Mapping for Block Schedule
#8

Thanks for sharing this. There are a lot of teachers on block schedule who will find this useful.


#9

Hello,

Thanks for sharing your pacing doc. We also run a block schedule in my school, so I am referencing your pacing as I go. Just a quick question, you sometimes have 2 lessons a day. For example, you’ve got 1.10 Routers & Redundancy and 1.11 Packets & Reliability on Sep.14. Were you be able to cover everything in code.org curriculum for both lessons a day? Or did you pick things to cover from both lessons in a day?
This is my first year teaching AP CSP, so I am a little nervous whether I am covering enough or not. At the same time, I am a little behind compare with your pacing, and so I would like to skip/combine any lesson if it makes sense.

Thank you,
Kayla


Teaching AP CSP in a 4x4 block
#10

@mhwatts Thanks for sharing your pacing guide. I could have used it last school year. I have planned to combine a few lessons into one this school year. @yjang When I combine two lessons, I focus on the activities for both. I have 75 minutes per class so I split the activities into two halves of the class. I then scaffold the goals of both lessons into a discussion and reflection with the students. I have ;earned to focus on the activities for the lessons. When you see that the students have reached the activity goal, move on to the next activity.


#11

Hi Terence. I hope all is well. I was reading your post and you offered some great tips. I have that same amount of class time and I’m unsure as to how it will work. Are you doing this as a year long course or semester? I am teaching this for the first time and would love to know if you have a pacing guide you don’t mind sharing so that I can better gauge the lessons for my class. I hope that you have an awesome year!


#12

Hi! I"m new to this as well and in panic mode! As I understand my schedule at this point I have to teach CS principles in just 1 semester …how do I condense an entire years curriculum into 4 months?! Any advice on what to keep and what to leave out?? Help!