Overview of Our New K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Hello! I’m Charlotte Cheng, Wonder Workshop’s curriculum designer. We introduced our new K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum at ISTE …

Wonder Workshop’s Curriculum Corner at our ISTE 2017 booth

… and thought we’d bring a little bit of ISTE to all of you! Here’s a video introduction that breaks down each component of our new curriculum:

Curriculum Overview

In our Learn to Code Curriculum, we outline a recommended action plan for integrating coding and robotics into your daily practices.

This plan offers a variety of teaching tools that include free coding lesson plansstudent-facing challenge cards, and a curriculum guide.

Wonder Workshop’s K-5 Learn to Code Scope & Sequence

Our Learn to Code Curriculum is organized into six coding levels: A through F. These levels are aligned with Code.org’s Computer Science (CS) Fundamentals series, where each level covers two or three of the six fundamental coding concepts: sequences, loops, events, conditionals, functions, and variables.

Challenge Cards

Wonder Workshop’s Coding Challenge Cards

Our set of 72 physical Challenge Cards [ISBN: 978–0–9989850–0–8] progresses students through each coding level’s programming concepts. For each card, one side tells a story about Dash and/or Dot. The other side then provides a set of instructions that walks students through the completion of a coding challenge.

Curriculum Guide

For each Challenge Card, our Curriculum Guide [ISBN: 978–0–9989850–1–5] provides hints, a suggested solution, discussion questions, and ELA/math connections.

The guide also offers worksheets to help students plan, keep track of, and reflect on their coding experience. Furthermore, we walk you through implementation and assessment strategies.

Free Coding Lessons

We offer free coding lessons on our new education website.

These lessons help you introduce different coding concepts to your classroom by using our in-app content and challenge cards. Each level will end with an assessment project that exposes students to the design thinking process.

We will be uploading more lessons throughout the summer, so please check back to see more content!

School Packs and More

To learn more about how you can purchase our Challenge Cards, Curriculum Guide, and brand-new school packs, feel free to visit our online store: https://store.makewonder.com/#/education

You can also get more information on our updated education site: https://education.makewonder.com/curriculum

Happy coding, everyone!

Posted on:

Jul 10, 2017

Posted by:

Charlotte C.

With over 15 years of curriculum design experience, Charlotte Cheng has developed curriculum content for Wonder Workshop, the Walt Disney Company, Save the Children, LeapFrog, and several EdTech startups. Her expertise is creating effective and engaging content for kids at the intersection of education, media, and technology. Charlotte has also taught in a variety of K-12 classroom settings and one of her workshops was featured on ABC News. She received her BS in Symbolic Systems and MA in Elementary Education at Stanford University. In her spare time, Charlotte likes to draw on walls, sidewalks, faces, and once in awhile, the good old traditional piece of paper.

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