Reinforce fundamental computer science skills. Review programming structures and experiment with advanced concepts using Scratch, a block coding language. Implement conditionals, arrays, and loops while exploring booleans. Unplugged and Digital Citizenship evaluate online activity, assess the impacts of computing on society, and consider a variety of STEM careers. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to explore and experiment with advanced coding concepts.
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:
- Implement conditionals, arrays, and loops in code.
- Demonstrate knowledge of loops and arrays and predict the output of functions.
- Independently use the iterative nature of the design process to build a project meeting specified criteria.
- Summarize how boolean expressions control loops to create intended outputs.*
- Judge healthy and unhealthy online behaviors and provide alternatives to negative behaviors.
- Describe the skills and duties of a robotics technician and will summarize how emerging technologies may affect the field.
- 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.