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csk8 - jason bohrer - may 10

Lessons Learned From CSTA Chapters Across the United States with Jason Bohrer

In this interview with Jason Bohrer, we discuss lessons learned coming into computer science education from another subject area, lessons learned working with CSTA chapters across the country (and during a pandemic), how CSTA has impacted the field and continues to evolve over time, how Jason continued to learn about CS without getting burned out, considering equity and inclusion when recruiting for CS education, CSTA’s new CS Teacher Standards, and much more.

CSK8 - May 3

Diversity Barriers in K-12 Computer Science Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Wang and Moghadam’s (2017) publication titled “Diversity barriers in K-12 computer science education: Structural and social,” which describes potential structural and social barriers for Black, Hispanic, and female students in K-12 contexts.

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Shelby County Schools Joins BootUp PD and Amazon Future Engineer Elementary Coding Initiative

CSK8 - Sofia de Jesus

Individualized Learning Without Grades with Sofía De Jesús

In this interview with Sofía De Jesús, we discuss Sofía’s book (Applied Computational Thinking with Python: Design algorithmic solutions for complex and challenging real-world problems), the importance of bringing your full self into the classroom, designing for equity and inclusion, working with individuals one-on-one rather than teaching to group averages, problematizing grades in education, collaborating with educators, and much more.

CSK8 - Planning K-8 CS through UDL

Planning K-8 computer science through the UDL framework

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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.

Check Out The Unplugged Resources
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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