Computational Thinking Curriculum for K-8

Empower students to become adept problem solvers equipped with foundational computer science, digital, and 21st-century skills.

Problem-Solving for the Future-Ready Student

Higher-Order Thinking

Advance higher-order thinking by honing the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information.

Metacognition

Gain metacognition skills that help to maximize learning in any context.

Algorithmic Thinking

Appraise a breadth of strategies for solving a problem to find the best approach and formulate processes to tackle similar problems in the future.

Social & Emotional Learning

Develop lifelong problem-solving abilities that include:

  • Practicing confidence in the face of ambiguity.
  • Persisting through iteration and experimentation.
  • Working in dynamic teams.
  • Embracing curiosity and inquiry.
  • Exercising a growth mindset.
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Curriculum Elements

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

Lessons

Individualized digital videos with an interactive and gamified interface

Application Exercises

Hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities with unplugged modifications

Discussions

Guided conversations to help students practice communication and articulate their understanding of the content

Skills Checks

Pre and post grade-level tests designed to capture student growth

Quizzes

Formative check-ins to inform instructional decisions

Explore a lesson from the computational thinking curriculum!

Name:  Computational Thinking – Algorithms

Grades: 3-5

Length: 15 minutes

Big Idea: Algorithms represent tasks and procedures that are repeated, which enables these processes to be automated digitally or replicated by humans.

The full lesson plan is available in the Computational Thinking Scope and Sequence.

Sample Lesson Preview

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For Education Leaders, the ‘Digital’ in Digital Transformation

  • Scaffolded curriculum developed by experts meaningfully grows students’ skills and paints a sound instructional journey

  • Aligned to state and national standards, including ISTE, CSTA, and the Common Core, the content meets prescriptive requirements

  • Foundational technology skills empower students to succeed in computer-based testing environments

  • Implementation support ensures the curriculum is strategically rolled out and future proofed to achieve the digital vision

  • District and school-wide reporting enables leaders to measure the program’s efficacy and optimize their work

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  • Rooted in learning science, the curriculum leverages tech capabilities to redefine learning
  • Student-led and adaptive content personalizes instruction to make it meaningful and relevant
  • Gamified lessons with immediate feedback engage students and invest them in their growth and skill acquisition
  • Diverse content types easily integrate into core subject areas to make technology foundational to the student experience
  • Student and class-level reporting measures efficacy, reveals opportunities for improvement, and allows for teacher reflection

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