Computer Science Fundamentals Deep Dive

Curriculum

Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals is a curriculum designed for K-5.  Each course (one per grade level) has about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.  Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals is for students (and teachers) new to Computer Science.  Each course (A-F) begins with a grade appropriate entry point and structured ramp up concepts. The progression of courses builds on each other to ensure continuing students learn new things. Learn more here.

Professional Development Workshops

Teachers who have experience teaching CS Fundamentals and are looking to dive deeper or get more support are welcome to join us at our newest professional development workshop,  CS Fundamentals Deep Dive.

 

What teachers will leave with:

  • Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation
  • Ideas for fostering a strong classroom rapport that nurtures all kinds of learners
  • A deepened sense of community with other CS Fundamentals teachers

 

Code.org Partnership

 

Nextech has proudly partnered with Code.org since 2015 to deliver world-class computer science education curriculum and professional development to schools across Indiana. Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. The organization’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

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