Cerritos is proud to be partnering with Code to the Future
At Cerritos Elementary:
*All students TK - 6th grade code at Cerritos. The coding is taught during the day as part of the curriculum.
*Coding projects are integrated into the curriculum. Students' projects are integrated as part of Science, Social Studies and ELA.
*There are coding 3 cycles of in one year (1 per trimester). All students begin with Scractch which is a block-based coding program. Projects may begin with students adding sprites, backgrounds, sound and motion to coding a full presentation in Social Studies and Science and creating games.
During the second cycle, students in TK -1st grade work with Lego bricks to design a 3-D project, which is then coded using Scratch. Students in 2nd-3rd grade work with the Lego WeDo robots. They assemble the robots and create a story line that ties into the coding and movement of the robots. Students in 4th -6th grade assemble and code the robots to create different motions such as behaving as a specific animal to completing a full mission.
In the third cycle, students move from block based coding to text coding using Minecraft. Projects are integrated into the curriculum where students develop a world based on what is being learned in the core curriculum.
Lego Wedo Coding and EV3 Robot Coding
Minecraft Code Builder Projects
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