I am teaching Into to CS using the Code.org Discoveries curriculum.
I teach two sections, each with close to 30 students (grades 9-11). I am assigned many students who have IEPs and 504s with disabilities which make focusing difficult.
We are currently working on Unit 3- making animations and games.
All students were completing the early lessons (3&4) based on basic shapes and positions easily.
Now that we are moving into the more challenging concepts of Conditionals (lesson 11), many of my students are turning off.
I am writing the forum to seek advice on how to manage such large numbers as some move ahead and others fall behind. Maybe I just need some input on what the norm should look like. Should I just resign myself to the fact that some will make games at the end and others will play catch up?
Thanks for your input.
Pikesville High School, Maryland