Codelicious Computer Science Curriculum Review Checklist
One of the biggest trends in education right now is the addition of computer science curriculum for primary and middle schools. Unlike many other courses, adding computer science to your school day creates many unique challenges.
As a school who’s ready to invest in computer science, but without someone to guide you along the best path, where should you begin?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a straight-forward, confidence-building checklist to review before you start to implement computer science curriculum in your school?
We thought so too, which is why we developed the Codelicious Computer Science Curriculum Review Checklist.
Our checklist will help your school think through key elements of building a sustainable, thriving computer science program.
The Codelicious Computer Science Curriculum Review Checklist will help you look at this project from multiple angles, some of which you may not have considered, such as
What will the extent of your computer science classroom offering be? Will you only offer coding classes, or will your computer science program be more comprehensive? Will one school in particular offer computer science, or will it be offered system-wide?
What student outcomes are you hoping to achieve? Is this simply about interest generation in computer science, or are you focused on building foundational computer science skills?
Have you considered the curriculum itself? How will you implement the curriculum, and for which grades? Should you offer a static or dynamic learning model? Which learning styles are most important to engage?.
How will it be taught? Have you identified who will be teaching the courses? Are they trained to deliver the material? Does the school possess the appropriate hardware and software to deliver the curriculum?
How will you integrate your curriculum into your school? Are you clear on how all students will learn computer science? Are all of the logistics thought through?
There are many things to consider as you implement a computer science program within your school or school system. Some of these considerations are complex and challenging for many leading schools. But you don’t have to do this alone.
As a starting point, download our checklist here. If you have any questions about how Codelicious can help you implement your computer science curriculum with confidence, contact us to set up a free -walkthrough of the curriculum.