< CS Fundamentals Introduction (2018-19 curriculum)

Day 1

Session 3: Model Plugged Lesson

30 minutes

lesson exploration | lesson role play

Purpose

Teachers experience a plugged model lesson.

Objectives

  • have seen the connection between plugged and unplugged lessons
  • have experienced a simple plugged lesson
  • have seen a bridging activity
  • have had space to start thinking about how activities like this could work with students.
  • have had their first thinking prompt about equity

Supplies & Prep

Room Setup:

  • In pairs for pair programming

Facilitator Supplies:

Teacher Materials:

  • Computers

Agenda

Picking your Model Lesson (Before Sessions)

Set Context (5 minutes)

Plugged Model Lesson (20 minutes)

Reflect (5 minutes)

Facilitation Guide

Picking your Model Lesson (Before Sessions)

The plugged lesson you model should be the next lesson in sequence after your unplugged lesson. Use the resources below to identify which plugged lesson to model:

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

Set Context (5 minutes)

(5 minutes) Set Context

  • Where is this lesson? (which course, age)
  • Overview of the unplugged to plugged progression
    • how it works in general
      • Ideas are introduced using approachable and highly interactive unplugged lessons. Concepts are further explore through online puzzles
    • how it works in this specific case (we’re going to see a bridging activity, etc)
  • Remember, this is another model lesson. I’m going to slip into “teacher mode” and i ask that you take on the role of learner. This means you’re trying to frame your questions and thoughts through the lens of the learner (rather than a teacher).

Plugged Model Lesson (20 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

Reflect (5 minutes)

Teaching Tip

NOTE: during reflection, take opportunities to call out times when you were the lead learner

(5 minutes) Reflect

Prompt:

  • What would you need to do to make a lesson like this one work for the students in your own classroom or context?
  • What role can you play as the teacher during plugged lessons like this to make sure that all of your students are able to engage in the activity, regardless of background or prior knowledge?

(30 seconds) Think

(4 minutes) Table Share Discussion