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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

8 weeks

Overview

The Computer Science Grade Kindergarten course will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course will expose students to concepts such as problem solving, algorithms, and basic computer skills. In addition, students will learn about being good digital citizens.

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

Course Requirements

A pupil may enter kindergarten if his/her chronological age will be five before October 1st of the year of entering school. For a complete description of the policy, please see Policy JEB Age of Entrance.

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.

Major Topics and Concepts

Talk It Out Module One

  • 01.00 Talk It Out Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Communication
  • 01.02 Who made the first computer?
  • 01.03 On The Hunt For Computers
  • 01.04 How To Handle Electronic Devices
  • 01.05 Talk It Out Module One Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.06 Talk It Out Module One Assessment

My Digital World Module Two

  • 02.00 My Digital World Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Making Tasks Easier
  • 02.02 What is a digital artifact?
  • 02.03 Using Computers At Work
  • 02.04 Search And Send
  • 02.05 My Digital World Module Two Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.06 My Digital World Module Two Assessment

Super Digital Citizen Module Three

  • 03.00 Super Digital Citizen Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Cyber Safety
  • 03.02 What is cyberbullying?
  • 03.03 Balancing Act
  • 03.04 Be A Digital Citizen
  • 03.05 Super Digital Citizen Module Three Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.06 Super Digital Citizen Module Three Assessment

Task Attack Module Four

  • 04.00 Task Attack Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Problem Equals Solution
  • 04.02 It’s so simple!
  • 04.03 Algorithm Rhythm
  • 04.04 Thinking Like A Programmer
  • 04.05 Details, Details, Details
  • 04.06 Task Attack Module Four Review And Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.07 Task Attack Module Four Assessment

Credits .375

Competencies

  • Computers and Communication
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of computers and communication by describing ways technology has changed over time, showing how to use tools for communication and collaboration, and explaining what a computer is and how to take care of it.
  • The Digital World
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the digital world by giving examples of how people use technology, describing tasks that are completed with and without technology, and creating a digital artifact.
  • Digital Citizenship
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of digital citizenship by naming ways to be a good digital citizen, describing how to balance on-screen and off-screen time, and explaining what to do when they see cyberbullying.
  • Computer Programming
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of computer programming by defining algorithms, explaining what a computer program is and the responsibilities of a computer programmer, and describing the steps to solve a problem.

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.