Elementary Computer Science:
Computer Science Essentials

Grade Band: 3-5

From what code is and how it works to how to keep one's information and online activity protected, this program teaches the essential introductory computer science knowledge students need to be successful and safe in today’s technological world.

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Course Format

As a teacher-led course, Computer Science Essentials provides all the materials any teacher, regardless of their experience with the subject, needs to facilitate the class.

Slideshow presentations

Detailed instructional notes

Student activity worksheets

Auto-graded quizzes

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  • Grade band: 3-5
  • Teacher led
  • No CS experience necessary
  • STEAM connections
  • SEL focus
  • Remote, hybrid, or in-person
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More than Introductory Computer Science

Computer Science Essentials is a broad introduction to technology and computer science for elementary school students. Through this course, we seek to inspire student interest in computer science and STEM, prepare them with foundational CS knowledge that will give them an edge in further computer science studies, and teach them core digital skills that are applicable more broadly in life.

Topics Include:

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Cyber Safety

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Hardware and Software

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Computational Thinking

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App Design

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Digital Citizenship

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The Internet

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Algorithms

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Careers in Technology

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Block Based Coding with KUBO

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.

STEAM Connections

This course introduces students to a variety of STEAM topics, serving to provide them with knowledge in science, math, and tech related disciplines and to reinforce their learning in other classes.

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Science

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Technology

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Engineering

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Art

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Math

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SEL Connections

This course is built with the 5 SEL competencies in mind.

Self-Awareness

Self-Management

Social Awareness

Responsible Decision Making

Relationship Skills

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