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Introduction to Java (Latte)

The CodeHS Intro to Java (Latte) course is a year-long course designed to help students master the basics of Java with a focus on problem solving and algorithm development. This course is NOT designed to prepare students for the AP Java exam.

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Course Overview

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Introduction to Programming in Java with Karel the Dog
In this module, students learn the basics of java commands, control structures, and problem solving by solving puzzles with Karel.
Basic Java
In this module, students learn the basics of the Java programming language. This module covers printing, variables, types, as well as how to use the basic control structures in the Java language.
In this module, students learn how to define methods in their programs and use autograders to test if their methods are working correctly.
Classes and Object-Oriented Programming
This module teaches students the basics of Object Oriented Programming in Java, which is a powerful programming paradigm. Students will learn how objects store data and interact with each other in Java programs. Students will design and implement classes and extend classes using inheritance.
Data Structures
In this module, students learn basic data structures in Java including arrays, ArrayLists, 2 dimensional arrays and HashMaps. Data structures will be used to design larger applications.
Final Project
In this module, students take the skills they've learned throughout the course to create a final project.

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Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Professional Development

Teaching AP® Computer Science A

Learn how to lead a successful AP® Computer Science A class with CodeHS. The Teaching AP® Computer Science A professional development course prepares teachers to teach AP® Computer Science A with a focus on the Java programming language. Teachers will practice the skills they need to teach tricky concepts, debug programs, answer questions, and lead a blended classroom.

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Introduction to Java (Latte) is aligned with the following standards

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Microsoft Technology Associate Java Certification View (66.7%)
Texas Computer Science 1 View (58.7%)
Virginia Computer Science Programming View (47.6%)

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