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Computer Science Fundamentals Curriculum from Code.org Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Wednesday, 01 June 2022

The Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum from Code.org is now available on Open Space. Each of the 97 lesson plans for grades K-5 feature interactive activities and videos for students that use easy-to-understand language and fun, familiar characters like Angry Birds or Frozen to teach programming and computer science. 

visual of the interactive coding environment on Code.org

For teachers and parents, the lesson plans include slide decks (via Google Docs), teaching guides with discussion questions, and alignment to national CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. The Code.org platform allows students, teachers, and parents to track progress with learning, while the lesson plans also include “unplugged” activities for learning computer science concepts without a computer.

screenshot of a Computer Science Fundamentals lesson plan showing objectives, standards, and more 

Open Space a curriculum creation and collaboration tool powered by INFOhio empowers educators to create and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Instructional materials added to Open Space go through an evaluation process using a quality rubric. In addition to finding quality instructional materials, Open Space users can view and rate resources and also share content to Google Classroom. 

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About the Author

Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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