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NGSS Standards

Posted October 14, 2019 by ilee

Document highlighting the conceptual shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards

Sample rubric for ecosystem module

Posted August 4, 2018 by sgibbs

This rubric was previously posted on the Code.org site and many teachers have found it to be helpful. You can save a copy and modify as fits your curriculum.

Crosswalks

Posted May 15, 2017 by ilee

These documents are crosswalks between the National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Science Education and CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. They are designed to show the relationship between modeling and simulation and the scientific practices elucidated in the Standards.

An Example of CT in the Workplace

Posted May 15, 2017 by ilee

This is an example of how a computer modeler uses various aspect of computational thinking while designing, creating and using a computer model as a tool to think with.

Rubric ideas for assessing computer models

Posted April 5, 2017 by turtle

In December 2015, Code.org teachers were asked for their ideas on 4 important criteria to include in any rubric used to assess computer models. Here are their ideas, in a forum discussion.

BCSC 5e Instructional Model

Posted April 5, 2017 by turtle

BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) paper explaining the 5e instructional model. The model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units, and individual lessons. The BSCS 5E Instructional Model plays a significant role in the curriculum development process as well as the enactment of curricular materials in science classrooms.

Computational science project rubric

Posted December 2, 2016 by turtle

This rubric is based on one used by the Supercomputing Challenge for judging student projects and presentations during competition.

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