There is a national need for computer science education — including right here in Michigan, but many students are not receiving the opportunity to study this subject. This instructive course will help you understand why teaching computer science is urgent and how to integrate Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards into your K-5 instruction and core curriculum with equity. You will understand the framework and relationship between core concepts for students to know and core practices for you to foster along with successful implementation models in core subject areas for early learners.
In this course, you will:
- Explain why computer science education is urgent,
- Recognize the importance of equity in computer science education,
- Develop a lesson plan that introduces computer science to your K-5 students, and
- Utilize resources to generate ideas for integrating computer science into your classroom and instruction.