Mastery Coding

Computer Science Essentials

Recommended Skill Levels: K-8

Learning Topics: Computer Science, STEM

Product Types: eLearning

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Mastery Coding Computer Science Essentials course is designed to introduce 3rd-5th grade students the fundamentals of computer science.

The course blends unplugged learning activities with block-based programming. The curriculum utilizes an 5E lesson plan design that aligns the academic objectives to ISTE standards. All of the materials are “turn-key” so that they require no previous instructional experience from the teacher in the realm of coding, programming or computer science in order to be effectively taught.

Learning Outcomes

Students will get foundational computer science skills required to successfully operate in a technology-driven world. Course objectives include hard and soft skills, including:

  • Online safety, cybersecurity and digital citizenship
  • Foundations of computer science logic, code, sequencing, algorithms, loops, and if-then statements
  • Computerized math concepts including pattern recognition, estimation and percentages, for example
  • Essential knowledge of hardware and software makeup of computers and computer systems
  • Introduction to careers in computer science and coding

Computer Science Essentials Course Details

The course is available on Mastery Coding’s learning management system, with specialized student and instructor views. Courses include units, chapters, lessons and skills, along with a host of teacher resources. The entire curriculum is available online via web browser (see below for technical requirements).

The course includes everything an instructor needs, including:

  • Lesson plans
  • Lesson presentations and PDFs
  • Student worksheets
  • Quizzes and knowledge checks
  • Additional materials and resources for further learning
  • Discussion questions
  • ISTE standards alignment

Additional Details

Teacher Support: All Mastery Coding courses come with year-round professional development and comprehensive teacher support. This can be customized to the needs of your district, so teachers with any level of experience can successfully deliver this course.

STEAM and SEL Connections: All Mastery coding courses are tied to specific STEAM and SEL outcomes. See course catalog for the full list of STEAM outcomes. In Computer Science Essentials, students will gain key SEL skills like self-awareness, management, social awareness, responsible decision making, and relationship skills.

Technical Requirements: Computer Science Essentials is available on Google Chrome and can be delivered on a wide range of devices, including Chromebooks, Windows, Mac, and Linux. See course catalog for operating system requirements.

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