Beth Katz

updated January 20, 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 will be teaching CS 330 in Spring 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 in 2013, I'm taking at least one picture a day. Those photos are in a public Facebook album as well as in a public Google+ album.

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