[racket] Racket/Bootstrap used for K-12 government sanctioned education?

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen.degabrielle at acm.org)
Date: Sat Oct 12 10:36:57 EDT 2013

Can you suggest any lesson plans suitable for younger kids- yr


On Monday, 7 October 2013, Todd O'Bryan wrote:

> I've taught programming using Racket for several years as the Intro
> course in a public high school. In most states, the powers-that-be
> have so little awareness of, or concern about, high school computer
> science that as long as you cover the general topics listed in the
> course descriptions, you're fine regardless of the language you pick.
> (Texas is a notable exception. The whole state education system is one
> big top-down bureaucracy.)
> Generally, once I had proved that I knew what I was doing, parents and
> the school administration were willing to let me do what I thought
> best. And now, like those diet programs on TV, I feel obligated to say
> that "my results are not typical." But they're also not that atypical.
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >> Grant, what do you mean by "government sanctioned"?
> >
> > Used in a full-curriculum school run by the government or eligible for
> > government funding. Not afterschool. Not once in a while.
> >
> >> And why are you asking?
> >
> > I'm curious about teaching K-12 and wondering if anybody is using math
> > and games already who knows how to adhere to the guidelines and format
> > of a typical school.
> >
> > Sorry for lack of incorrect terms.
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Stephen De Gabrielle <http://www.degabrielle.name/stephen>
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