Creative Computing with Scratch Jr

CREATIVE COMPUTING WITH SCRATCH JR (K - 2)

Organization: Copernicus STEAM Learning Lab

Format: The format is flexible and will vary dependent on the course where Scratch Jr. is being integrated. Free curricula and more than 30 class projects are available to choose from. 

Description: Students use a drag and drop programming language (Scratch Jr.) to code, create, and share interactive stories, animations, games, music, and more as they learning problem solving and other fundamental CS concepts.

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

PD Profile: 3 half days, 1 full day PD and 1 full day of CS Fundamentals (21+ hours), plus school year support.

Cost to School: PD costs waived for eligible educators.

Computer Access: Tablets or Chromebooks for Scratch Jr. and Tablets for Dash & Dot Robotics

UNIQUE BENEFITS:

  • Introduction to Scratch Jr's cross curricula resources, Dash & Dot robotics, strategies for classroom implementation and integration

  • Includes full-day training on Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals (CSF) curriculum

  • Tablets & Chromebooks

"I loved the easy, clear, supportive and effective pace of instruction and play (learning ;-) Learned a bunch!”