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Course | Computer Science Discoveries

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Computer Science Discoveries (grades 6 - 10) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun.

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PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

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Computer Science Discoveries

In this program, you will:
✓ Explore the curriculum and learning tools ✓ Practice teaching the course as a lead learner ✓ Collaborate and share your expertise with fellow teachers ✓ Join an active, nationwide community of CS educators No computer science experience is necessary! 

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Problem Solving and Computing
Unit 2 Web Development
Unit 3 Interactive Animation and Games
Unit 4 The Design Process
Unit 5 Data and Society
Unit 6 Physical Computing
Unit 7 AI and Machine Learning

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