Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum

Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum

AUTHOR: Josh Caldwell

PUBLISHER: International Society

PAGES: 200

ISBN-10: 1564846768; ISBN-13: 978-1564846761

Access to high-quality computer science instruction has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Thanks to this movement, more students start middle school with some foundational knowledge of computer science and coding. This new set of creative skills empowers students to express themselves in powerful ways, but students still need opportunities and support to develop and hone those skills.

This book helps classroom teachers in several core content areas develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice. For math, science, English language arts and social studies teachers, the resources in this book provide guidance to start integrating coding into their classes to complement and strengthen existing instruction.

About the Author
Josh Caldwell is a K-8 education program manager for Code.org where he develops curriculum that brings the beauty of computer science to K-8 students. He’s also an open source advocate who works with individuals and small businesses. Caldwell was previously a middle school teacher who developed and taught computer science (CS) and robotics courses that focused on using project-based learning to connect CS to students’ interests and local issues.

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