The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) announced this week it has developed a full K-12 computer science curriculum that responds to the President’s “Computer Science For All” initiative. The curriculum was developed in collaboration with California teachers through the work of the Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM Center) at UC Davis. It is now available nationwide.
Building on the C-STEM Center’s proven educational computing and robotics technologies, including C-STEM Studio and RoboBlockly, the C-STEM Information and Communication Technologies Pathway, or C-STEM ICT-Pathway, curriculum offers every student hands-on computer science and math classes, said center Director Harry Cheng, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis.
The C-STEM ICT Pathway provides K-12 students with 12 years of computer science education through hands-on integrated learning of math and computer science with coding in Blockly and C/C++. The pathway includes robotics and math with coding activities for elementary school students, computer programming and robotics courses for middle school students, computer programming and robotics courses, AP Computer Science Principles, and a capstone course on Principles and Design of Cyber-Physical Systems for high school students, as well as Common Core-compliant math curriculum integrated with computing and robotics.
The C-STEM Center provides unique C-STEM professional development for STEM teachers, including those who have no prior computer programming and robotics experience, to implement the C-STEM ICT Pathway effectively. The center can bring the C-STEM professional development opportunities to your school, district, county and region through C-STEM 2-Day Academy, 1-Day Workshop, 1-Week Institute, 1-Week Workshop, On-Site Professional Development and Train-the-Trainer Affiliate Program.
Contact UC Davis C-STEM Center Staff for more information on the C-STEM ICT Pathway.
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