Beth Katz

updated October 23, 2016

A picture of me I am an adjunct instructor in the Computer Science Department at Millersville University.
Computer Science is part of the College of Science and Technology at MU.
I own Told in a Garden which publishes Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's needlework designs.
My informal biography has more info about me.
I am teaching CS 161 in Fall 2016.

I am currently president of the Lancaster County Apple Corps.
This is the up-to-date LCAC web site.

I am very involved with scouting ( Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts ), needlework, and geocaching groups.

I also enjoy taking astronomical, meteorological, and nature pictures and have had a few published as Earth Science Pictures of the Day (EPOD web site).

I also have many pictures in my gallery at Solar Terrestrial Dispatch.

Starting 1/1/2013, I'm taking and posting at least one picture a day. Those photos are in a public Facebook album as well as in a public Google+ album. Also look at 2014 Facebook album and 2016 Facebook album. The Timeline and Mobile Upload photos are also public but just not collected into other albums.

Samples from my picture-a-day project
screenshot of 12 photos from album
Copyright 2013 Beth Katz

Teaching Computer Science

I'm a strong proponent of teaching functions and iterative enhancement early. But I'm not so sure about teaching writing of objects before students understand sequencing, functions, conditions, loops, and arrays. Understanding abstraction is key but also difficult.

Pair programming is a good way to work collaboratively. I usually offer it as an option in my courses.

[ Beth Katz ] [ CS 161 ] [ CS 162 ] [ CS 330 ] [ CS 362 ] [ CS 420 ] [ Millersville CS ] or when I am not teaching