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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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

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

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Donna Independent School District
Donna, Texas


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  • Engage students with gamified lessons
  • Integrate content into core subject areas
  • Measure progress with student and class-level reporting
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