Mr. Gorse

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BBA - Business Management w/Minor Comp Sci AAS - Data Processing & AAS - Accounting Ed Certifications: Business Education, Technical Education, Computer Science, GT Academy Industry Certifications:A+, Network+, Photoshop

Mr. Gorse

Greetings! This is my 12th year Teaching at PHS. My prior careers included Network Design & Engineering, IT Management, Web Design and Marketing, Internet Start-ups and Accounting. Each of these roles gave me a diverse foundation that helps me teach classes that inspire students to expand their interest in IT and Computer Science.

I have taught a broad range of CTE classes including A+ Computer & Network+ Certifications, Business Multimedia, Web Design, Principles of IT, Computer Programming, Microsoft Office (BIM), Entrepreneurship, Business Law, Pre-AP Computer Science and AP Computer Science.

In both 2015 and 2016 I was chosen to receive grants from the PISD Education Foundation to be used to acquire Android Tablets for my Pre-AP Comp Sci classes in which we design and build Android Apps using App Inventor. Students love seeing their Apps live on the Tablets! Watch the video about Android Tablets in the classroom!

In 2015-16 I started a Computer Science Club which continues to grow each year. Members are challenged to expand their programming skills and will have the opportunity to compete at UIL Events.

In the 201-18 school year I will be teaching a diverse set of students and classes. This year's line-up includes BIM, AP Computer Science Principles (NEW), Pre-AP Computer Science and AP Computer Science.

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    AP Computer Science Principles

    AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. APCSP was designed with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities.

     


    Pre-AP Computer Science

    Students will learn effective use of Software Development applications
    to build a foundation in data logic structures and terminology
    then we will apply those concepts as we learn Java programming.

    Prerequisite for AP Computer Science!

     


    AP Computer Science

    Students will learn effective use of Java in Software Development
    leveraging a foundation in data logic structures and terminology
    as they prepare for the AP Computer Science Exam.

     


     BIM - Business Information Management

    Students will learn effective use of the Microsoft Office Suite of Software.
    We will learn how to use Word, Excel, Access DB, Powerpoint.

     


    Tutorials

    6:45-7:05 am - Monday AM - Appointment preferred.

    Oiler Hour - "B"
    Tuesday, Thursday
    & Friday
    12:10 - 12:40 pm

    "A" Lunch, Conference 4th