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CS Discoveries (

Teaching the Problem Solving Process (unplugged) with Unit One's "Boat Making Challenge"  introduced Algorithms to students  - An exciting set of core  practices also began  to emerge - Persistence, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.

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CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards

AP - Algorithms & Programming

  • 1B-AP-08 - Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate.
  • 1B-AP-11 - Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process.
  • 1B-AP-16 - Take on varying roles, with teacher guidance, when collaborating with peers during the design, implementation and review stages of program development







Day #1 - Team Teaching -  Computer Science Unplugged


Our first step toward understanding how to Integrate Computer Science Activities (CS Discoveries - into the grade seven and eight Science and Math curriculum -

"As the lead learner, your role shifts from being the source of knowledge to being a leader in seeking knowledge. The lead learner’s mantra is: “I may not know the answer, but I know that together we can figure it out.” (, Computer Science Discoveries 2018).

Problem Solving and the Design Proces