< CS Fundamentals Introduction (2018-19 curriculum)

Day 1

Session 4: Break and Lesson Assignments

15 minutes

break

Purpose

Assign partners/lessons and move people at the end of this break/start of the next session so they’re sitting at a table with others from their grade band.

Supplies & Prep

Room Setup:

  • None

Facilitator Supplies:

Teacher Materials:

  • None

Agenda

Constructing pairs:

Constructing tables:

Assigning Lessons:

Facilitation Guide

Constructing pairs:

Teaching Tip

Example Assignment: 12 person workshop Grade 1: 3 people | Grade 2: 1 person | Grade 3: 6 people | Grade 4: 1 person | Grade 5: 1 person

  • Primary goal is to create pairs of people who come from the same context (classroom teachers together, district or school admins together, etc).
  • More specifically, we want to prioritize pairing people who teach the same grade level. If this is not possible (say there is only one third grade teacher, for example):
    • Pair with someone who serves multiple grades (tech teacher, school/district admin)
    • Pair with another classroom teacher who doesn’t teach the same grade, but is close (e.g, pair the third grade teacher with a second grade teacher who doesn’t have a partner). In cases where you do this, teachers should prep the activities for the younger grade (in this example, second grade).
    • If this is not possible, pair two classroom teachers who are not from neighboring grades.
  • As you construct pairs, write down what grade the pair will represent for the dry runs
    • If they are classroom teachers, this should be the youngest grade taught in the pair
    • If they both serve multiple grades, they can choose which grade they will serve.
  • Record pairs and their assigned grade in the lesson assignment table in the shared notes document

Constructing tables:

Teaching Tip

  • Once you have paired teachers up, it’s time to figure out how they should be arranged in tables. Goals for tables
    • Where possible, put classroom teachers who teach the same grade levels at the same table
    • If it’s not possible to have a table full of the same grade, try putting teachers who are from neighboring grades at the same table (e.g., k and 1 at the same table)
    • If this is not possible, put pairs from not-neighboring grades at the same table.
  • Record table assignment in the lesson assignment table in the shared notes document
  • Time permitting, use the table assignment slide to in the template deck to show people where to sit

Assigning Lessons:

Teaching Tip

NOTE: Use the blank table in your copy of CS Fundamentals Intro Workshop - Notes - TEMPLATE to record and communicate pairings and lesson assignments to teachers.

  • Once groups are at tables, use the grade assignments to assign lessons (pulling from the table below)
    • If both pairs at a table represent the same grade, assign one pair to option 1 for that grade and the other pair to option 2 for that grade
    • If each pair at a table is a different grade, assign each pair to option 1 from their grade

Running a K-5 workshop? Which lessons are you modeling?

Click the pair of lessons you're modeling below to show the table of teacher lesson assignments:

D.1 - Graph Paper Programming and D.2 - Introduction to Online Puzzles

Use the following table to assign lessons to teachers in a mixed k-5 workshop where you modeled D.1 - Graph Paper Programming and D.2 - Introduction to Online Puzzles. Click on the table to access in google docs (for easy copy/paste)

B.4 - My Robotic Friends Jr. and B.5 - Programming with Scrat

Use the following table to assign lessons to teachers in a mixed k-5 workshop where you modeled B.4 - My Robotic Friends Jr. and B.5 - Programming with Scrat. Click on the table to access in google docs (for easy copy/paste)

Running a Grade-banded workshop? Which grades?

Click the grade band attending your workshop to show the table of teacher lesson assignments:

Kindergarten and First Grade

Use the following table to assign lessons to teachers at your workshop. Click on the table to access in google docs (for easy copy/paste)

Second and Third Grades

Use the following table to assign lessons to teachers at your workshop. Click on the table to access in google docs (for easy copy/paste)

Fourth and Fifth Grades

Use the following table to assign lessons to teachers at your workshop. Click on the table to access in google docs (for easy copy/paste)