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Metro Nashville Public Schools Teams Up With Amazon to Bring Computer Science Education to All 72 Elementary Schools, Serving More Than 32,000 Students

Funding from Amazon Future Engineer delivers teacher professional development and curriculum from BootUp – a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education – that focuses on high-quality computer science concepts, practices, and standards.

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The Shire as Metaphor for Systemic Racism with Joyce McCall

In this interview with Joyce McCall, we unpack and problematize some of the issues around race and racism in relation to education. In particular, we discuss the importance of allies not only showing up to support marginalized or oppressed groups, but staying when conversations get uncomfortable; the Shire from the Lord of the Rings as a metaphor for hegemony and systemic racism; as well as a variety of theories such as critical race theory, double consciousness, cultural capital; and much more.

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When Twice as Good Isn't Enough: The Case for Cultural Competence in Computing

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Discussing Computer Science in K-12 with Shuchi Grover

In this interview with Shuchi Grover, Jared O'Leary discusses the importance of having a variety of assessments in a CS class, why we need more research on computational thinking, why educators and scholars should read literature outside of the field, Shuchi’s new book titled “Computer Science in K-12: An A-To-Z Handbook on Teaching Programming,” and much more.

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Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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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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