Middle School Computer Science/Engineering & Design Overview
The Middle School integrates technology into academic classes to emphasize core topics and appropriate, balanced use of technology. Computer literacy includes specially crafted units on digital citizenship, technology literacy, and computer science. As a 1:1 iPad school, CA views technology as a resource to enhance curriculum and engage students in learning. We emphasize and model using the iPad as a learning, creativity, and organizational tool and using technology in an ethical, healthy manner.
Students design toys with sewable circuits and microcontrollers and develop an understanding of the digital world. They also learn computer science fundamentals through game design and more sophisticated devices, including Hummingbird Arduinos, Spheros, and LEGO EV3 robots. Students in Middle School are also invited to compete on CA’s FIRST LEGO League robotics team and/or CA's Future City team.