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This week we focus on the Creativity Big Idea of the Computer Science Principles Framework. We will look at the Essential Questions, as well as some of the Essential Knowledge statements and Learning Objectives associated with it. 
  Essential Questions:
1. How can a creative development process affect the creation of computational artifacts?
2. How can computing and the use of computational tools foster creative expression?
3. How can computing extend traditional forms of human expression and experience?

4:30-4:40 Welcome and agenda overview

4:40-5:25 REVIEW
  • Big Ideas as part of bigger CSP Framework (3 min)
  • Get into Big Idea groups (2 min) 
  • Share what you did (10 min)
  • Select a presenter to teach their favorite idea from Homework
  • Sign up for activity (no repeats)
  • Strict time limit (4 min each)
Jim Town
5:25-5:30 Get food and chat: Dinner question - What was the most creative thing you did all week? Did it involve a computer?
5:30-6:00 CREATIVITY

Task choices


  • Get into content groups
  • Plan a lesson you will teach before the next meeting about Big Idea #1 Creativity
  • What Computational Thinking Practice will support your lesson?
  • How will you observe each other?
    • share student work?
    • take video?
    • Google hangout on air?
    • physically watching the class?
  • When will you meet to debrief?
Jim and Francisco

6:25-6:30 Homework

1. Teach your lesson and bring artifacts

2. Finish Scratch Assignment (also satisfies edX CS50 Problem set 0 below, if you are doing that MOOC)

3. Share Scratch Assignment on Studio page

4. MOOCs 
      EveryoneAlabama CSP4HS : Unit 1.5 : Introduction to Computer Science. Make sure to watch videos, do readings and take Quiz. Make sure you have signed up for this MOOC. 
       Optional: Harvard CS50: PSET 0 (can be same thing you submit for the Scratch assignment at the top). 
5. Optional (and fun): Play (and improve) Francisco's latest Scratch game