• Welcome to Foundations of Computer Science/Financial Literacy and Business Education 
    Name: Mr. Paul DeCenso
    School: Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    School Phone: 874-6600
    Email: pdecenso@eriesd.org
    Room #: 118
    Classes: Computer Literacy/Business Ed. I, Computer Literacy/Business Ed. II, Computer Literacy/Business Ed. III,
    **Google classroom codes are located in grade level tabs to the left if needed
    Everyone should've signed up for an account on the code.org website using the course code I provided in the sign up instructions. If you haven't done so yet, sign up for a code.org account NOW. Instructions on how to do so are posted in the 'classwork' tab in Google classroom. There is also a link to the timeline of when assignments should be completed. I will be tracking student progress directly through the code.org website so if an account is not created, students will not receive credit. This is a very important step to aid in student success. If you have any questions, please email me or message in Google classroom.
    You must follow all code.org guidelines/instructions posted in Google classroom. Starting next week, Monday 4/27 through the end of the school year, I will be tracking your progress through the code.org website.
    My office hours are from 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00 daily.
    If you have any technology issues at home that I can't answer or solve for you please contact the IT department at 874-6801.
    Welcome Message:
     Welcome to Foundations of Computer Science/Financial Literacy and Business Education. This course is designed to provide students with a leveled offering of formatting technique using the Microsoft Office suite. Students will explore methods of formatting documents on Word, spreadsheets on Excel, slide presentations on Power Point, as well as activities on Publisher. We will also discover other online tools such as Animoto and Prezi. Classes will be tiered from year to year providing students a large overview of each software program. In addition to learning how to use the Office suite, students will also be offered a number of financial literacy and introduction to business oriented courses. This too, will offer a variety of courses from grade to grade providing a comprehensive examination of how to handle basic finances as well as understanding fundamental concepts of business. We will be exploring topics such as budgeting, marketing, ethics, accounting, management, saving and investing. Your child has an extremely unique opportunity to be a part of this course, as Wilson is one of a few schools in the area that offer a rich Microsoft Office experience and also currently offers classes in financial literacy and fundamental business applications at the middle school level.
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