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The Codelicious team is a huge fan of Code.org, and we completely align with the Code org mission statement that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science”.
That is why our offerings work great together!
Computer science curriculum from Codelicious is a natural next step for schools who have used Code org courses. We work with many schools who have completed Code.org classroom offerings and are looking for “what comes next”. They ask for advanced courses, additional lesson hours, and expanded topics for students’ computer science education.
We deliver just that! Codelicious Curriculum ensures a continuous skills progression for K-12 students. The curriculum offers grade level differentiated learning K-12 pathways, aligns with state and national computer science standards, and is continually updated to reflect changes in computer science. Since computer science is more than just coding, Codelicious courses include coding, unplugged, digital citizenship, and STEM career lessons as well as hardware integrations. This contributes to a holistic understanding of computer science.
Plus, Codelicious courses continue to build the foundations you’ve already established with Code.org games. Explore our recommendations for specific courses below, and if you like them, start a 30 day free trial or schedule a 30 minute call with one of our curriculum experts.
Code.org’s Pre-Reader Express introduces students to the foundations of block coding. The activities help define concepts like drag/drop, loops, and events. Codelicious Computer Science Foundations courses encourage young students to apply their newfound knowledge with coding “challenges” and unplugged activities. Furthermore, students explore STEM careers like doctor and software developer.
In Units A-F of Code.org’s CS Fundamentals for elementary schools, students are introduced to basic computer science concepts like algorithms, loops, and debugging. CS Fundamentals uses Blockly, a block coding platform developed by Google The activities span from a dance party game to a version of Code.org Minecraft.
Codelicious Computer Science Fundamentals courses builds on these foundational principles using Scratch*, a similar block-based coding platform. Students learn more advanced concepts, including randomization and parallelism. Finally, students are exposed to STEM careers through discussion-based activities.
* Scratch is a project of the Scratch Foundation, in collaboration with the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at https://scratch.mit.edu.
Code.org’s CS Discoveries gives middle school students a taste of many different types of programming. The course includes a web development unit, an interactive games unit, and an app design unit. These modules are great for highlighting the many things you can code. They also allow educators to gauge student interest in each topic.
Codelicious Computer Science Applications courses take deep dives into concepts covered in CS Discoveries. These full-year courses are perfect for curious middle school students that want to learn more about a specific topic.
Learn more about how Codelicious curriculum complements Code.org courses. Schedule a demo to explore our courses with one of our curriculum experts. You will preview curriculum features such as syllabi, lesson plans, standards mapping, and more!