Touch upon a range of "big ideas in CS"
Introduce a few basic programming techniques.
Designed to get students (particularly HS students) interested in CS
Rarely has sufficient content to allow students to skip a later course, so this course adds 1 semester to a typical major
Success of this course is still being evaluated (I'm skeptical)
Heavily supported and promoted by NSF, College Board
Large number of pilot programs at both high schools and colleges
created 17 October 2017
last revised 17 October 2017