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BootUp PD Selects Savita Raj as New Chief Executive Officer

New leadership sets the course to continue pursuit of excellence and equity as BootUp hires a new Chief Executive Officer.

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Amazon Now Funding Computer Science Education for 68 Elementary Schools in the Hawaii State Department of Education, Impacting More than 43,000 Students

Hawaii is now part of Amazon Future Engineer’s expansion to expansion to more than 500,000 elementary students nationwide.

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Interview with Roxana Hadad

In this interview with Roxana Hadad, we discuss the blurring of formal and informal learning within makerspaces and culture, how Roxana’s understanding of education evolved over time, feeling lost when having too much choice with one’s learning, the intersections of makerspaces and equity, problematizing discourse and definitions around computational thinking and computer science, preventing burnout while working on many different projects, feeling a lack of agency in education, the future of communication for academics, and so much more.

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Assessment Considerations: A Simple Heuristic

In this episode Jared O'Leary reads and unpacks their (2019) publication titled “Assessment Considerations: A Simple Heuristic,” which is intended to serve as a heuristic for creating or selecting an assessment.


Rethinking the Roles of Assessment in Music Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Scott’s (2012) publication titled “Rethinking the roles of assessment in music education,” which summarizes three roles of assessment (assessment of learning, assessment for learning, and assessment as learning) that he discusses in relation to computer science education.

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Other Resources

Integration Studios

Integration Studios

In addition to the integration suggestions in our lesson plans and our discussion forum, our Scratch account has several studios that demonstrate the potential for integrating projects with Scratch.

Scratch Studios
Complete List of Lesson Plans

Complete List of Lesson Plans

Use this document to quickly access all of our ScratchJr and Scratch lesson plans and coder resources.

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Unplugged Resources

Unplugged Resources

This spreadsheet is a curated list of more than 100 unplugged lesson plans and resources for elementary coders.

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Lesson Ideas and Resources

Lesson Ideas and Resources

Our Moodle Lesson Ideas and Resources is curated by fellow teachers and instructional coaches we've worked with.

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Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Join in on the conversation with colleagues and peers about all things computer science!

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Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources

We’ve compiled some resources to help districts, teachers, and families cope with the rise of school closures around the nation.

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