Cerritos Computer Science Immersion Magnet
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 three coding cycles in one year (one per trimester).
In the first cycle, all students begin with Scratch 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 storyline that ties into the coding and movement of the robots. Students in 4th -6th grade assembles and codes 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.
About Cerritos Elementary School
Cerritos students have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. Teachers engage students through block and text-based coding activities to enhance their educational experiences.
Students use computer science and coding to learn about problem-solving and team-building while developing their critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.
Contact: Sylvia Galvez-Grado
Phone: (818) 244-7207
Address: 120 E. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205