< CS Fundamentals Introduction (2018-19 curriculum)

Day 1

Session 2: Model Unplugged Lesson

40 minutes

lesson exploration | lesson role play

Purpose

Teachers experience their first unplugged lesson.

Objectives

  • have experienced an unplugged lesson introducing key CS concepts
  • have had space to start thinking about how activities like this could work with students.

Supplies & Prep

Room Setup:

  • None

Facilitator Supplies:

Teacher Materials:

  • Curriculum guide

Agenda

Picking your Model Lesson (Before Session)

Introduce Model Lessons (5 minutes)

Run Model Lesson (30 minutes)

Reflection (5 minutes)

Facilitation Guide

Picking your Model Lesson (Before Session)

Running at K-5 Workshop?

Pick a Lesson Sequence

The guide for running the model lessons are linked in the table below. Click the link to the google document which gives the detailed breakdown of each model lesson option.

Option 1:
low setup (for facilitator)
Option 2:
more setup (for facilitators)
Model Lesson Unplugged: D.1 - Graph paper programming
Plugged: D.2 - Introduction to online puzzles
Unplugged: B.4 - My Robotic Friends Jr.
Plugged: B.5 - Programming with Scrat
Considerations and Trade-offs - This lesson is currently only in course d
-It does not require much setup
- This lesson is currently found in 3 of the 6 CSF courses, so it is applicable to teachers from many grades
- Requires set up (need cups or cut out trapezoids for every participant)
Materials D.1 - Paper, pencils/pens, resource docs from lesson B.6 - Paper, pencils/pens, (cups/paper trapezoids), resource docs from lesson

Running a Grade-banded workshop? Which grades?

Click the grade band attending your workshop to show your model lessons:

Kindergarten and First Grade

  • Unplugged: A.5 - Happy Maps
  • Plugged: A.6 - Programming with Angry Birds

Second and Third Grades

  • Unplugged: C.4 - Paper Planes
  • Plugged: C.5 - Collecting Treasure with Laurel

Fourth and Fifth Grades

  • Unplugged: E.1 - My Robotic Friends
  • Plugged: E.2 - Coding with Comments

Introduce Model Lessons (5 minutes)

Teaching Tip

This overview is intended to frame all lesson exploration activities for the day. This includes both sessions where facilitators are running lessons and sessions where teachers are planning and testing lessons.

(5 minutes) Introduce Model Lessons

(2 minutes) Overview

Provide a brief overview of lesson exploration activities that will happen throughout the day

What:

  • Setting up model lessons

Remarks

I am going to model two lessons for you -- one unplugged and one plugged. During these model lessons, there will be some role playing. I will go into “teacher mode” and treat the lessons as though we were in the classroom. I’ll be working to model the teaching practices and approach to teaching these lessons, while giving you an opportunity to experience the lesson activities first hand. As much as possible, I ask that you try to put yourself in the role of ‘learner’. I know it’s hard to cast off your ‘teacher hat’ and to approach activities as just a learner, but i encourage you to try! If you have a teacher question during the model lesson, I encourage you to either reframe the question to be something a student might ask or write it down on a post it to come back to at the end of the lesson. These activities are more engaging, and you’ll get a better sense of how they can work in your classroom if you have space to actually experience them as learners.

Why:

Remarks

We want to show you what the lessons are and how to use them. We want to give you space to practice using the materials so you’re prepared to go back to your students and start teaching lessons!

(3 minutes) Group norming for lessons

Given what you know about lesson exploration, are there any additional norms that you would like to add into this session?

Run Model Lesson (30 minutes)

Running at K-5 Workshop?

Pick your Lesson

Running a Grade-banded workshop? Which grades?

Click the grade band attending your workshop to show your model lesson:

Kindergarten and First Grade

Second and Third Grades

Fourth and Fifth Grades

Reflection (5 minutes)

Teaching Tip

During the think-pair-share reflection, you should be:

  • Actively observing (Physically positioning yourself so you can listen to conversations
  • Collecting information to inform later activities (discussions, sense making wrap ups, etc)
  • Where necessary, facilitating table discussions by asking leading questions to help participants advance their conversation of the prompts

(5 minutes) Reflection

Prompt: What would you would need to do to make a lesson like this one work for the students in your own classroom or context?

(30 seconds) Think

(3.5 minutes) Table Talk