About Teacher App

Mrs. Ziggy Joseph

Phone: 719-328-3976

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Degrees and Certifications:

MS Computer Science Teaching License- Initial,CTE(STEM & IT )

Mrs. Ziggy Joseph

 I am originally from India. My family moved to U.S in 2012. My husband works as a software engineer and I have two daughters,one is a freshman in high school and the other is in third grade.

I have completed my Masters in Computer Science in India.My career started as a Technical Support Analyst in GECIS(India). Then I worked as a bank officer in a ICICI Bank(India). I also worked as a computer teacher in Green Wood High International School in Bangalore (India) and have never stopped teaching.

In US, I have lived in New York and Cincinnati before settling down in Colorado Springs.I have been teaching technology for the past 7 years. This is my 3rd year teaching in West Middle School.

I believe that Middle school is a time for exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they are passionate about today and how that relates to future. I teach the following courses in Middle School.

Grade 6: Introduction to Technology:

This is an introductory course where students are exposed to different tools like Google classroom, Scratch, Publisher, SketchUp Pro and Pivot Animator. They are introduced to the Engineering Design Process and are challenged to build many STEM Projects based on their creativity and innovation.

Grade 7: Design and Modeling/Computer Science for innovators and Makers:

Design and Modeling: Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapedic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

Computer Science for Innovators and Makers: The students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.

 Grade 8:  Automation and  Robotics/Apps Creator:

Automation and Robotics: Students learn about the history and impact of automation and robotics as they explore mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Using the VEX Robotics® platform, students apply what they know to design and program traffic lights, robotic arms, and more

Apps Creator: This unit will expose students to computer science as a means of computationally analyzing and developing solutions to authentic problems through mobile app development, and will convey the positive impact of the application of computer science to other disciplines and to society.