1 Online Computer Science Education at Florida Virtual School Bill Jordan, Computer Science Instructor Amie Ross, Computer Science Instructor Music by Dylan
2 FLVS History Florida Virtual School was founded in FLVS was founded on the belief that every student is unique and learns at a different pace. Vision: Transform education worldwide - one student at a time. Mission: Deliver a high quality, technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success.
3 Performance-Based Model FLVS serves students in all of Florida s 67 districts. FLVS serves students in all 50 states FLVS serves students in 65 countries worldwide FLVS has more than 2,000 staff members Teachers comprise over half of the staff. FLVS delivers more than 120 courses.
5 Where they come from 23% 7% Public and Charter Home Educated 70% Private
7 FLVS Course Listing Core Courses English English I English II English III English IV Mathematics Algebra I Liberal Arts Mathematics Adv. Algebra w/ Financial Apps Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus Calculus Social Studies Economics US Government US History World History World Languages Chinese I, II, III French I, II Latin I, II, III Spanish I, II, III Spanish for Spanish Speakers I Science Biology Chemistry Earth Space Science Marine Science Physical Science Physics
8 FLVS Course Listing Electives Parenting Skills Personal and Family Finance Reading for College Success Leadership Skills Development Critical Thinking and Study Skills Driver Education/Traffic Safety Computing for College and Careers Foundations of Web Design Music Appreciation Guitar I Creative Photography I Art History & Criticism I Journalism I Psychology I Sociology Forensic Science Law Studies
9 FLVS AP Course Listing Advanced Placement Courses 2012 : Number of Students/Course AP Art History 403 AP Biology 202 AP Calculus AB 118 AP Calculus BC 117 AP Computer Science 153 AP English Language & Composition 256 AP English Literature & Composition 146 AP Environmental Science 186 AP Human Geography 118 AP Macroeconomics 557 AP Microeconomics 388 AP Psychology 24 AP Spanish 121 AP Statistics 293 AP U.S. Government & Politics 320 AP U.S. History 216 AP World History 20 Total 3638 FLVS outperforms Florida in 15 out of 17 courses in Qualifying Percentage FLVS outperforms Florida in 13 out of 17 courses in Average Score.
10 Pathways through FLVS Computer Science Continue Continue CP 1 Seg 1 CP 1 Seg 2 APCS Discontinue Discontinue
13 Computer Programming 1 2 semesters (16-18 wks per sem.) Three instructors with mixed loads ~ 150 students per teacher Prequisite: Algebra I and Geometry Language: Python and Java 20 programming projects per sem. Project based learning/ Sem. Exam Two Collaborative projects Based on IPRE and Media Computing Segment 1 = Python The Scribbler robot represents a programmable manipulative for visualizing the process of algorithmic thinking. Segment 2 = Java Graphics, images, and audio represent manipulative objects for experimental algorithmic thinking.
31 AP Computer Science A Two semesters (16-18 weeks/semester) Three instructors with mixed loads (CP1 and APCS) 120 students per teacher Prerequisite: Alg I, Geo and Alg II Language: Java 40 Programs per semester Rigorous and Academic 21 st Century Skills Covers Java subset defined by College Board course description
32 Segment 1 Segment 2 Java basics By solving real world problems, students learn Java basics and transitions into OOP. Advanced topics and application Skills develop in more advanced topic such as recursion, inheritance, and algorithms (searching and sorting). The GridWorld Case Study is covered.
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37 AP Computer Science Exam Results Qual. Percent Florida 42% 40% 48% 45% 50% 43% Nation 56% 57% 62% 65% 67% 62% FLVS 87% 90% 85% 98% 93% 88% Avg. Score Florida Nation FLVS FLVS students typically represent 10% - 13% of the Florida APCS test takers. FLVS students typically score 30% - 35% of the 5s on the APCS exam.
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