Grade Band: 3-5
Computer Science Essentials teaches block-based programming, cyber safety, and core digital citizenship principles so students can learn the essential introductory computer science knowledge they need to be successful and safe in today’s changing world.
KUBO is an award-winning and fun educational coding solution that is designed specifically to help students as young as four learn coding and computational thinking in order to encourage a whole new generation of learners to develop 21st-century skills.
All of the materials are “turn-key” so that they require no previous instructional experience from the teacher in the realm of coding, programming or computer science in order to be effectively taught. This course goes beyond being an introductory computer science course and includes units on topics including:
The program will have students apply core math concepts including pattern recognition, estimation, and calculating percentages.
This course is built with the 5 SEL competencies in mind.
Self-Awareness: Students will be given the chance to recognize where they can begin setting goals in order to successfully organize and reach objectives.
Self-Management: Students will develop their time management skills by having a mixture of “explore time” and “assignment time” where they will be required to learn and practice along with the instructor.
Social Awareness: Students will develop their social skills by working together with their teammates as they learn the core principles of teamwork and effective communication.
Responsible Decision Making: An exceptionally important skill in school, the workplace, and at home students will see and learn the value teamwork brings to their lives.
Relationship Skills: Students build and maintain healthy relationships with other players through community, cooperation, trade, and peacefully resolving conflict.