• Computer Science for AZ: FUSD Computer Science Spotlight

     

    Read all about FUSD’s CS pipeline and beyond

     

    Our Computer Science Path:

    • 2009: FIRST Robotics clubs started within FUSD secondary schools
    • 2013: FIRST LEGO League Robotics clubs started within FUSD elementary schools
    • 2015: Hour of Code encourage at all grade levels within FUSD schools
    • 2015-2017: Several secondary educators are trained by Code.org Professional Learning Program to prepare them to teach the Code.org computer Science Discoveries and/or Principles course curriculum
    • 2016: Develop buy0in with Administrators & Teachers
    • 2016: ISTE Presentation K-2 Students Can Code!
    • Present Day: Computer science pipeline is well established for students in grades K-12

     

    Providing a Diverse Collection of Extended Learning Opportunities for Students

    Hack the Class and FLG Coding Camp- Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce organized introduction to coding partnership with teachers in their classrooms and created camps for students to attend in the summer for free.

    CocoNuts LEGO Robotics mentor program- One summer program is geared to teach children in grades 4-8 the basics of NXT programming and is taught by student CocoNuts robotics team members. CocoNuts members also work with groups of students to create a LEGO robot to compete in a challenge at the end of the week. The other summer program they offer is a coach training for individuals wanting to become LEGO Robotics team coaches.

    CTE Classes- The Career and Technical education program has strong ties to business and industry, including class offerings such as Engineering Sciences. CTE allows students to earn industry certification, college credit and internship opportunities. Learn more about this program: http://www.caviat.org

    Scientists in the Classroom- A successful integration of STEM content and 21st Century Skills where a STEM partner- individual businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits, work with individual classrooms. They develop a lesson plan designed to teach students about STEM careers in the community. You can learn more about this program: http://www.scientistsintheclassroom.com/

    Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration- A annual celebration of all things STEM in Flagstaff since 2014. Showcases over 100 activities and demonstrations from more than 60 STEM related businesses, schools, clubs, teams, nonprofits and government agencies. Find more: www.flagstaffstemcity.com and click on Community Engagement.

     

    Hour of Code Celebration:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8ManM6yFalRbWhuMnBOTnJBVHM/view

     

    Articles: 

    https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/12/09/ariz-district-teaches-coding-to-k-8-students.html?qs=In+Ariz.K-8+District,+all+grades

     

    https://hechingerreport.org/how-one-school-district-works-computational-thinking-into-every-grade-and-class/

     

    Website Resources:

    CS 10K Community (Broken Link)

    CS 10K Community is a component of NSF’s CS 10K initiative, which seeks to have 10,000 well-trained computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools across the United States

     

    Code.org Curriculum

    Code.org offers and elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Each of our 20-lesson courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all.

     

    Computer Science Unplugged

    CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

     

    FUSD Coding Pinterest Board