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Computer Science Foundations 2nd Grade

Computer Science Foundations

2ND GRADE

This is the page for our full-year course. If you are looking for a condensed option for summer camps or short instruction blocks, explore our Computer Science Foundations Pilot.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE:

ScratchJr

SOFTWARE USED IN COURSE:

ScratchJr

SUPPORTED DEVICES:

iPad
Android Tablet
Amazon Fire Tablet
Chromebook

INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS:

Direct Instruction
Instructional Scaffolding
Use of Learning Objectives
Relevant Vocabulary
Bloom’s Taxonomy
of Questions
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Project-Based Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Independent Study

SUPPORTED LEARNING MODELS:

Classroom
Blended
Hybrid
Synchronous
Asynchronous

STANDARDS ALIGNED:

ISTE Seal of Alignment

National and State K-12 Computer Science Standards

REINFORCES:

Math
ELA
Social-Emotional Learning

Course Description

Expand knowledge of foundational computer science skills and coding concepts. Apply to progressively challenging projects using ScratchJr, an introductory block coding language. Learn the Engineering Design Process, criteria driven coding, and debugging. Unplugged and Digital Citizenship lessons reflect on real-world issues, including strategies to keep information safe and how modern technology has changed the way we live. At the end of this course, students will have learned, practiced, and implemented foundational computer science skills.

Learning Objectives

Each lesson plan is designed to enable students to achieve specific learning outcomes related to course aligned computer science competencies. For example, at the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process when creating a program.
  • Recall and explain how information travels via the Internet.
  • Demonstrate how to debug an algorithm that does not complete the desired task.
  • Create complex programs following a given set of criteria.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer science in a variety of career fields.
  • Create algorithms using events, loops, and triggering blocks.

Resources Included

  • Teacher training videos
  • Summative assessments
  • Formative assessments
  • Syllabus
  • Customized standards map
  • Step-by-step lesson plans
  • Pacing guide
  • Teacher and student slide decks
  • English language learner supplemental teaching guides
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Coding lessons
  • Unplugged lessons
  • Digital Citizenship lessons
  • STEM Career lessons
  • Hardware integrations

“If I can teach this stuff, literally anyone could.”

— Amy Giba, STEM Teacher

“The kids get fired up because they can see the connections.”

— Collin Yust, 3rd Grade Teacher

Core Pillars of Ellipsis Education

Not every student loves to code, and that’s ok. That’s why the Core Pillars of Ellipsis Education are at the center of every course. Each pillar includes activities built to engage every learning style in the classroom.

Learn more about Computer Science Foundations!

Start a free trial to preview Ellipsis Education, or schedule a 30-minute call to explore our courses with one of our curriculum experts. You will preview curriculum features such as syllabi, lesson plans, and standards mapping.

Computer Science Foundations 1st Grade

Computer Science Foundations

1ST GRADE

This is the page for our full-year course. If you are looking for a condensed option for summer camps or short instruction blocks, explore our Computer Science Foundations Pilot.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE:

ScratchJr

SOFTWARE USED IN COURSE:

ScratchJr

SUPPORTED DEVICES:

iPad
Android Tablet
Amazon Fire Tablet
Chromebook

INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS:

Direct Instruction
Instructional Scaffolding
Use of Learning Objectives
Relevant Vocabulary
Bloom’s Taxonomy
of Questions
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Project-Based Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Independent Study

SUPPORTED LEARNING MODELS:

Classroom
Blended
Hybrid
Synchronous
Asynchronous

STANDARDS ALIGNED:

ISTE Seal of Alignment

National and State K-12 Computer Science Standards

REINFORCES:

Math
ELA
Social-Emotional Learning

Course Description

Build foundational computer science skills. Acquire an expanded set of coding skills through free play and criteria-driven exploration using ScratchJr, an introductory block-coding language. Review loops, triggering blocks, and debugging. Unplugged and Digital Citizenship lessons introduce self-monitoring screen time, giving peer feedback, and different types of STEM careers. At the end of this course, students will have developed a strong foundation of computer science skills and will be prepared to apply computer science concepts to independent projects.

Learning Objectives

Each lesson plan is designed to enable students to achieve specific learning outcomes related to course aligned computer science competencies. For example, at the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between different types of technology.
  • Create programs including loops and triggering blocks.
  • Demonstrate how to debug an algorithm that does not complete the desired task.
  • Demonstrate ways to give positive and constructive feedback.
  • Express the importance of maintaining a healthy media balance.
  • Create code for a program following a set of criteria.

Resources Included

  • Teacher training videos
  • Summative assessments
  • Formative assessments
  • Syllabus
  • Customized standards map
  • Step-by-step lesson plans
  • Pacing guide
  • Teacher and student slide decks
  • English language learner supplemental teaching guides
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Coding lessons
  • Unplugged lessons
  • Digital Citizenship lessons
  • STEM Career lessons
  • Hardware integrations

“If I can teach this stuff, literally anyone could.”

— Amy Giba, STEM Teacher

“The kids get fired up because they can see the connections.”

— Collin Yust, 3rd Grade Teacher

Core Pillars of Ellipsis Education

Not every student loves to code, and that’s ok. That’s why the Core Pillars of the Ellipsis Education are at the center of every course. Each pillar includes activities built to engage every learning style in the classroom.

Learn more about Computer Science Foundations!

Start a free trial to preview Ellipsis Education, or schedule a 30-minute call to explore our courses with one of our curriculum experts. You will preview curriculum features such as syllabi, lesson plans, and standards mapping.

Computer Science Foundations Kindergarten

Computer Science Foundations

KINDERGARTEN

This is the page for our full-year course. If you are looking for a condensed option for summer camps or short instruction blocks, explore our Computer Science Foundations Pilot.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE:

ScratchJr

SOFTWARE USED IN COURSE:

ScratchJr

SUPPORTED DEVICES:

iPad
Android Tablet
Amazon Fire Tablet
Chromebook

INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS:

Direct Instruction
Instructional Scaffolding
Use of Learning Objectives
Relevant Vocabulary
Bloom’s Taxonomy
of Questions
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Project-Based Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Independent Study

SUPPORTED LEARNING MODELS:

Classroom
Blended
Hybrid
Synchronous
Asynchronous

STANDARDS ALIGNED:

ISTE Seal of Alignment

National and State K-12 Computer Science Standards

REINFORCES:

Math
ELA
Social-Emotional Learning

Course Description

Explore computer science skills and concepts. Participate in project-based activities like researching, planning, and programming interactive games using ScratchJr, an introductory block-coding language. Learn programming concepts like algorithms, loops, and debugging. Unplugged and Digital Citizenship lessons introduce a variety of skills, including internet safety, growth mindset, respecting differences, and STEM careers. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to use foundational computer science skills and concepts to create independent projects.

Learning Objectives

Each lesson plan is designed to enable students to achieve specific learning outcomes related to course aligned computer science competencies. For example, at the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between different types of technology.
  • Write an algorithm using arrows.
  • Demonstrate how to debug an algorithm that does not complete the desired task.
  • Create a loop within an algorithm.
  • Express the importance of protecting personal information while online.
  • Express the importance of being kind to others while online.

Resources Included

  • Teacher training videos
  • Summative assessments
  • Formative assessments
  • Syllabus
  • Customized standards map
  • Step-by-step lesson plans
  • Pacing guide
  • Teacher and student slide decks
  • English language learner supplemental teaching guides
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Coding lessons
  • Unplugged lessons
  • Digital Citizenship lessons
  • STEM Career lessons
  • Hardware integrations

“If I can teach this stuff, literally anyone could.”

— Amy Giba, STEM Teacher

“The kids get fired up because they can see the connections.”

— Collin Yust, 3rd Grade Teacher

Core Pillars of the Ellipsis Education Curriculum

Not every student loves to code, and that’s ok. That’s why the Core Pillars of the Ellipsis Education Curriculum are at the center of every course. Each pillar includes activities built to engage every learning style in the classroom.

Learn more about Computer Science Foundations!

Start a free trial to preview Ellipsis Education, or schedule a 30-minute call to explore our courses with one of our curriculum experts. You will preview curriculum features such as syllabi, lesson plans, and standards mapping.