Introduction to Python

Anna Pollard
Thursdays 11AM (ET) - Spring 2024



Introduction to Python Course Overview

Introduction to Python is a live online class intended for middle and high school students who wish to learn the Python programming language.

Python is one of the most loved programming languages by developers, data scientists, and software engineers because of its versatility, flexibility, and object-oriented features.

Learn essential concepts in object-oriented programming, including basic Python syntax, data types and functions. Harness the power of Python through libraries, and learn how to work with data using Pandas and NumPy.

Python is developed under an OSI-approved open source license, which makes it free to use and distribute. It is an interpreted language. Interpreted languages do not need to be compiled to run. Instead, a program called an interpreter runs Python code on almost any kind of computer including Mac OS, Widows, and Linux.

Why learn to program with Python?

Course Length

  • One Semester (15 weeks)

Grade Levels

  • 6-12

Required Materials

This Introduction to Python course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Computers and Programming
  • Input Processing and Output
  • Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
  • Repetition Structures
  • Functions
  • Files and Exceptions
  • Lists and Tuples
  • More About Strings

Self Paced Bonus Lessons:

  • Dictionaries and Sets
  • Classes and Object Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance
  • Recursion
  • GUI Programming

Anna Pollard

Anna Pollard began her professional career in the graphic and web design industry as a Creative Director in the field of Informational Technology. She has a AAS in Commercial Art and Advertising Design, a BA in Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Business and Marketing.

After 15 years of professional IT work, she made a career change to share her technology knowledge with students and began a career in teaching for many years.

Anna is married, has a 27 year old son whom she also home schooled, and who is now a chef at a French restaurant.

Anna has adopted/rescued multiple cats and two horses. In her spare time, she helps with the horses at Love of Lacey Equine rescue in Bunn Level, NC. She is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and creates colored pencil art work for show at local art galleries.

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