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Lifelong Kindergarten with Mitch Resnick

In this interview with Mitch Resnick, we discuss misconceptions people have around the four P’s (Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play) in Mitch’s book, encouraging depth of understanding while playing, what has surprised Mitch during his career, encouraging online communication and collaboration without creating artificial engagement, what Mitch wishes we’d see more of and discuss in CS education, our pet peeves with unplugged activities and computational thinking, accounting for survivorship bias with Scratch, expanding our focus on equity and inclusion to include both the “who” and the “how,” the importance of experimenting and learning through play, and much more.

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BootUp PD Has Joined the National Computer Science for All Movement for Its Fifth Year of Commitments

BootUp PD in Utah Joins the Announcement of New Commitments from Schools, Cities, Nonprofits, and Companies to Advance Computer Science Education Across the U.S. and Beyond

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Khalifa, Gooden, and Davis’ (2016) publication titled “Culturally responsive school leadership: A synthesis of the literature,” which summarizes and synthesizes literature on culturally responsive school leadership as it relates to principals in urban schools.

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CSforALL with Leigh Ann DeLyser

In this interview with Leigh Ann DeLyser, we discuss the purpose of CSforALL, considerations for leading people with different visions for (or interests in) CS education, the evolution and future direction of CS education, positive and negative corporate influence on education, thinking through equity from a systems perspective, and much more.

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Why should CS Education Start at the Elementary Level?

The emergence of newer, faster, better, and more efficient technologies in our lives has skyrocketed, and this trend is expected to keep growing. A global pandemic swept across the world in early 2020, halted businesses, crippled economies, and totally changed the way healthcare, education, and operational systems worked. Virtual and remote have become norms with active lockdowns worldwide, and with people working/learning from home - the demand for technology to support our most basic activities has soared.

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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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