Our Lady of Victory Catholic School

Doing Small Things With Great Love

Coding Classes give OLV Students STEM Experience
Coding classes are offered at OLVCS as an after school activity. Students explore programming through a series of interactive puzzles and collaborative activities. During class, students practice logic, problem solving, and creativity.
The students take an annual field trip to Penn State's Applied Research Lab where they experience real world applications of computer programming.
Read more about the Fall 2016 FAME Lab trip here.
Read more about the Spring 2016 DATA Lab trip here
2016 Coding Class  
The 2015-2016 Coding Club at Penn State's DATA Lab with Dr. Finke and Mrs. Little

Course Topics

ISTE Standards

Course 1:

  • Sequences

  • Loops and Events

  • Meaningful collaboration with others

  • Problem-solving and perseverance techniques

  • Internet Safety

Courses 1–3:

1.a - Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

1.b - Create original works as a means of personal or group processes.

1.c - Use models and simulation to explore complex systems and issues.

4.b - Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.

6.a - Understand and use technology systems.

6.c - Troubleshoot systems and applications.

6.d - Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

Course 2:

  • Conditionals

  • Algorithms

  • Binary Code

  • Debugging

  • Societal impacts of computing

Course 3:

(Prerequisite Course 2)

  • Problem decomposition

  • Functions

  • Nested loops and conditionals

  • Digital citizenship

  • Internet transmission methods