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.
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.
- Teacher training videos
- Summative assessments
- Formative assessments
- 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.