COMPUTER SCIENCE CAREER CHALLENGE Back
This session introduces Explorers to the wide array of computer science jobs, programming languages and education requirements through a web-based Jeopardy-style game format.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- List 5-9 careers within the computer science industry
- Identify 5-10 computer programming languages
- Computer with internet access, projector, and screen
- Connect to the web-based Computer Science Career Challenge game by clicking playfactile.com/exploringresources
- The game host should familiarize himself or herself with the web-based Jeopardy-style game, particularly the scoring process, before starting the game with
- OPTIONAL: Secure prizes for the winning team(s)
- Set up room with computer, projector, screen, team tables and team
- Allow Explorers to study these notes before playing the game:
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This is an introduction to the wide array of computer science jobs, programming languages and education and training requirements.
Computer Science Career Challenge
? Designate a game host (who will click questions and scores on the web-based game) and a time keeper. Both of these roles should be filled by adult leaders or tenured Explorers.
? Determine whether or not you will allow Explorers to use smartphones to search for answers during the game.
? Explain the following rules of the game:
1. Each team should select an announcer. This person will announce their team’s final answer for each question.
2. Each team will have 10 seconds to decide on their final answer. Only the announcer’s verbal answer will be counted.
Some sample questions are below. They are designed to help the participants apply what they have
learned to their own interests. You are welcome to use these questions or develop your own questions that relate to your post or specific focus area.
- Do you know anyone who works in the computer science industry?
- What type of work does this person do?
What did you learn during the game?
- What does the design process have to do with computer science careers?
What can you do now, during your time as a student, to prepare yourself for a career in computer programming?
ADVISOR AND OFFICER REVIEW
After the meeting, address the following:
- Identify what was successful about the
- Identify what needed
- Schedule an officer and Advisor planning meeting to prepare for the next post meeting or
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