This project-based program prepares students in one of three related career pathways: Programming, Web Development, or Cybersecurity.
Students also learn communication and presentation skills as they teach each other via presentations and screencasts, and thorough Quality Assurance and Help Desk services. In year two, students apply these skills to deeper projects and simulations, connecting to mentors, clients and collaborators through remote Work-Based Learning experiences.
Web Development students staff a free web redesign clinic, obtaining personal references and digital portfolio artifacts.
• Computer Network Architect
• Database Administrator
• Information Security Analyst
• Systems and Data Analyst
• Software Developer
• Software Quality
• Assurance Engineer
• Website Developer
A career educator with a love of technology service-learning, Bram has advanced degrees in teaching and educational administration from Columbia Teachers College and Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts. Bram developed Tech Scouts, a student tech support shop curriculum, for the flagship of the Coalition of Essential Schools and ran it in four other high schools.
Bram later took a 10-year hiatus from public schooling to form a web development company with students, and later ran a summer web design program where students upgraded websites for community-based organizations. He brings a student-centered, project-based, entrepreneurial approach to teaching computer science.
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