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Courses

AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science A is a programming class. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology, especially problem solving and algorithm development, plus an overview of data structures and abstraction. The AP Computer Science A exam tests students on their knowledge of Java.
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science. See Crash Course Computer Science for more details.
Introduction to Computer Science
Computer Science offers students the opportunity to explore 6 major topics. Applied Computer Technology: SDP is a Google School District. Google much like Apple, Microsoft and a host of other companies product lines allow their users to get much of their computer tasks done. Most packages include web browsers, word processors, spreadsheets, presentation tools, email, cloud storage, and many other tools. We will explore the google tools most High School students use today as well as look into alternative options and explore into other less known tools. Internet Safety and Ethics: Do you know how to keep yourself safe online? Are you paranoid, or putting too much information about yourself for the world to see? How aware are you that what you do online does matter? HTML/CSS: The past decade has connected people online to a once fictional level of communication. The World Wide Web is a front end to many of our online lives. Learning how to design and put together websites is a skill that all computer users may benefit from. HTML allows developers to write websites and CSS allows developers write beautiful websites. Javascript: Once a developer can represent themselves online with HTML and CSS they may then start writing websites that DO things. Javascript is a light yet powerful tool that may introduce students to the world of programming. Students may explore other systems and languages as the course progresses.

Instructor

My name is Erik Wiessmann. I have been teaching in Philadelphia for 12 years. I am a teacher at The Academy at Palumbo a magnet school in south Philadelphia. I am certified in Mathematics, Physics, and Business Technology. I am also a Level 2 Certified Google Educator. I am teaching 5 sections of Computer Science for the 2018-2019 school year. I love my job. I run a lot, and mentor students running marathons. I encourage project based learning in my classroom. If you are human you should email me: edwiessmann @ philasd.org.

Partners

Bob Moul
"Bob Moul Philadelphia tech CEO / entrepreneur with 30 years' experience ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. Active advocate for driving tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia: President of Philly Startup Leaders. Mentor to numerous startups."-source
ChickTech
"ChickTech Philadelphia is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. ChickTech is a multigenerational community of women and girls helping each other become technology creator. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls."-source
Coded By Kids
"Coded by Kids is committed to providing free tech education, tech industry exposure and career mentorship to children who lack access to these opportunities. Our programs are designed to help our students achieve success by providing them with a combination of real world tech skills and access to a support system of mentors with experience in the tech industry."-source
Linode
Linode is a virtual private server provider that is based in Philadelphia, PA.
"We love technology and helping our customers - we get excited about computers and we love programming. We live to solve problems, code software, and make cool stuff happen. And, we love to share our creations with others.
This has been our philosophy since Linode was launched in June of 2003 by founder Christopher S. Aker. Initial development took about 6 months. Linode was ahead of its time and helped define the cloud hosting industry, and continues to be a leader in virtualization hosting."-source

Calendar

Tools

We use the following software packages and tools during the school year.

Students Runs Palumbo Style

SRPS

About

Palumbo has been involved with Students Run Philly Style for about a decade. We regularly have over 70 participants for the Broad Street Run and around 40 participants at The Philly Marathon Weekend events.

Photos

email me for a link to all of our team photos

Events

Philly Style 8k
Scavenger Hunt
Broad Street Run
Bar Association 5k
Camp
SJAC Kick off Event
Scoop and Loop
Beach
Courage Effort Respect Half Marathon
Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon

Results

Philadelphia Marathon 2010-2017
Broad Street Run 2012- 2018
Radnor 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Enon 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Bar Association 5k 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014,
Clean Air 5k 2017, 2016, 2015
SJAC 2017