Continuing our successful partnership with Oracle Academy, WeTeach_CS will offer Keep Calm and Java On again, starting in February 2017. Keep Calm and Java On (KCJO) is a synchronous online course designed to help prepare participants to teach courses such as Computer Science I, Computer Science II, or AP Computer Science. The Java language is the primary focus of this course, due to it’s general utility as an object-oriented programming language and because it is the language used in AP CS courses.
Keep Calm and Java On is divided into two sections, Java Fundamentals and Java Programming. Java Fundamentals is an introductory course and suitable for participants with little or no prior programming experience. Along with an introduction to Java, the course also includes instruction in Alice and Greenfoot. Java Programming builds on previous lessons, through the use of activities that include designing and programming applications in Java, in order to increase participants’ skill and confidence. In addition to the online content, an optional one day face-to-face follow-up session will be held in Dallas, TX for participants who complete the Java Fundamentals course.
- February 27 – April 28, 2017 – Java Fundamentals
- May 6, 2017 – Optional Face-to-Face Session
- May 22 – June 1, 2017 – Java Programming
- Course Sessions – Online Synchronous
- Follow up Session – Dallas, TX
- Online Course – Free!
- Face-to-Face Follow-up – $60 per participant to cover food and materials.
Application Deadline – December 9, 2016 – All participants must apply and be accepted to the course before registering.
As always, we want to thank Oracle Academy for their partnership in providing this course to CS teachers in Texas. To date, To date, 150 teachers have completed the Java Fundamentals course, with 80 going on to complete Java Programming. Keep Calm and Java On has been offered six times since the fall of 2014.