Phone: 916-726-1400 ext. 6259
Degrees and Certifications:
Master's of Art in Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor's of Science in Business Information Technology Education
Bachelor's of Art in Management of Information Systems
I currently hold three designated teaching credentials (CTE) in California, ICT (Information Communication Technology), AME (Art, Media, and Entertainment), and FAB (Finance and Business).
Fall 2019 Schedule: 1st Period: Computer Science Essentials 2nd Period: Prep 3rd Period: PLTW Cyber Security 4th Period: AP Computer Science Principles Spring 2020 Schedule: 1st Period: Prep 2nd Period: Computer Science Essentials 3rd Period: Cyber Security 4th Period: Computer Science Essentials
Mr. Todd Higley
PLTW Computer Science Instructor
PLTW Computer Science Pathway Courses:
Introductory Course - CSE Computer Science Essentials
With emphasis on computational thinking and collaboration, this year-long course provides an excellent entry point for students to begin or continue the PLTW Computer Science K-12 experience. Computer Science Essentials will expose students to a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence.
Intermediate Course - AP Computer Science Principles
Using Python® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation. This course is endorsed by the College Board, giving students the opportunity to take the AP CSP exam for college credit.
Advanced or Capstone Course - Cyber Security
Whether seeking a career in the growing field of cybersecurity or learning to defend their own personal data or a company’s data, students in Cybersecurity establish an ethical code of conduct while learning to defend data in today’s complex cyberworld. Beta version available Fall 2018 and full course release for 2019-20.