Coding Curriculum for Grades K-12

Students build career-ready coding skills and become digital makers, problem solvers, and agents of their learning.

Critical Thinking and Creative Design for the 21st Century

Critical & Algorithmic Thinking

Think critically when approaching the problem-solving process and focus on automating processes and simplifying solutions.

Design Thinking

Follow a design process that works cyclically to develop and test programs, emphasizes reflection and iteration, and seeks feedback from peers and end users.

Text-Based Coding

Develop a transferrable skill set with proficiency in text-based coding languages, including CoffeeScript and Python.

Social & Emotional Learning

Demonstrate the ability to work with ambiguity, open-ended questions, and problems that have multiple answers.

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Featuring Lessons From CodeMonkey and Codesters

We’ve teamed up with CodeMonkey and Codesters to deliver their expert-developed curriculum backed by the power and interoperability of the Learning.com platform. With this integration, schools and districts:

  • Build student coding skills through personalized and hands-on lessons and projects.
  • Immerse students in block-based coding as well as text-based coding with CoffeeScript and Python.
  • Track student progress in easy-to-use dashboards and reports.

Curriculum Elements

Delivered through Learning.com’s award-winning platform, the curriculum features interactive digital lessons, scaffolded projects, and dynamic progress monitoring.

Guided Instruction

Self-paced and interactive coding challenges that introduce students to elemental programming concepts

Learning Activities

Collaborative exercises that encourage students to practice design thinking and seek feedback from peers

Projects

Hands-on and scaffolded projects that offer students the opportunity to demonstrate their programming prowess 

Block-Based Coding for Grades K-2

Featuring CodeMonkey’s Beaver Achiever program

  • Introduces students to block-based programming and builds coding confidence.
  • Engages students in personalized, guided practices that allow students to iterate in real-time.
  • Hones understanding of foundational coding concepts, including sequences, loops, and if/then conditionals.
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Text-Based Coding with CoffeeScript for Grades 3-5

Featuring CodeMonkey’s Coding Adventure program

  • Introduces students to text-based programming using CoffeeScript.
  • Engages students in personalized, guided practices that allow students to iterate in real-time.
  • Cultivates understanding of coding concepts like functions, conditionals, logic, and events.
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Text-Based Coding with CoffeeScript for Grades 6-8

Featuring CodeMonkey’s Game Builder program

  • Builds on students’ Coffeescript proficiency with hands-on practice designing games.
  • Develops 21st-century skills like creativity and collaboration, as well as design and computational thinking.
  • Offers practice programming user interfaces, game mechanics, touch interfaces, and graphic elements.
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Python Coding for Grades 6-12

Featuring Codesters’ Python program

  • Follows a “Build-Modify-Create” pedagogy that helps students deepen understanding and master critical concepts in Python.
  • Prepares students to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Introduction to Programming with Python certification exam.
  • Includes five courses: Intro to Codesters, Intro to Python 1, Intro to Python 2, Intro to Python 3, and Intro to Game Design.
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“Learning.com is helping our district be future-focused and helping prepare our students for future success! Learning.com provides integrated lessons to provide students with opportunities to connect to the real world.”

Cary Perales, Director of Instructional Technology
Corpus Christi ISD
Corpus Christi, Texas


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Learning.com solutions feature scaffolded curriculum that grows student skills year over year. As a part of a comprehensive curriculum, the coding curriculum is featured in these content areas.

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Administrators

  • Map a holistic scope and sequence
  • Align to state and national standards, including ISTE, CSTA, and the Common Core
  • Enhance student performance on computer-based tests
  • Ensure a successful program roll-out with implementation support
  • Track efficacy with district and school-wide reporting
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Teachers

  • Save time with the built-in gradebook and auto-grading features
  • Personalize instruction with student-led and adaptive content
  • Engage students with gamified lessons
  • Integrate content into core subject areas
  • Measure progress with student and class-level reporting

Teachers

  • Save time with the built-in gradebook and auto-grading features
  • Personalize instruction with student-led and adaptive content
  • Engage students with gamified lessons
  • Integrate content into core subject areas
  • Measure progress with student and class-level reporting
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Students

Future readiness steeped in engaging, relevant, constructive, and meaningful learning experiences.

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Break down barriers to future readiness for your students.