Code.org CS Fundamentals & Unpacking the IN CS Standards
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.
This workshop is intended for K-5 teachers new to computer science or the newly revised Indiana Computer Science Standards. The workshop provides an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities (lessons without devices) as well as exploring the Indiana K-5 Computer Science standards and how the Code.org CS Fundamentals (and others) curriculum maps to them. Workshops will prepare teachers to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5.
Eligibility and Pre-Requisites
This workshop is for K-5 Computer Science Teachers, Media/Library Specialists, Resource/Tech Teachers, and General Education classroom teachers.
- In-Person: Live workshops held at locations across the state
- Virtual: Two synchronous sessions and one asynchronous session, offered over one or multiple days
- Cost: $0
- Incentive: $100 gift card