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Looking for a condensed set of curriculum hours for a classroom trial, computer science camp, or summer program? The Computer Science Fundamentals Pilot delivers 10 one-hour lessons including Coding (using Scratch), Unplugged, Digital Citizenship, and STEM career explorations.
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Students understand foundational computer science principles such as loops, debugging, and conditional statements in this 10-module course. Using Scratch, an open source block-coding language, students build games and solve puzzles to develop computational thinking and analytical skills. Educators introduce students to safe Internet behaviors, a variety of STEM careers, and real-world computer science vocabulary through participation in group discussion activities. After completion of this course, students will gain some basic skills needed to take higher level coding classes.
Vocabulary words and definitions
Digital citizenship activities
Teacher training videos
Sample standards alignment mapping using CSTA K-12 CS Standards.
10 modules of step-by-step lesson plans
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:
Evaluate and address errors in an algorithm by testing and debugging
Apply an understanding of loops, events, randomness, and conditionals through creating programs
Utilize loops by creating algorithms to navigate a maze
Apply software planning concepts
Understand the role and career of a web designer through discussions with their classmates
— Brayden, 7th Grader
— Kristina, 4th Grader
Not every student loves to code, and that’s ok. That’s why the Four Pillars of Engagement are at the core of every Codelicious course. Each pillar includes activities built to engage every learning style in the classroom.