COMPUTER LAB CURRICULUM FOR K-8 STUDENTS
Weekly Computer Class
Computer Lab Curriculum
In a computer lab or classroom, modeling a well written and standards-based lesson plan is always important.
Modeling integrated technology lessons is useful in helping teachers see what a finished product can look like.
How To Demonstrate Competence to Classroom Teachers
The 2nd “C” of the "SWIMGrid Model" is “competence”.
By modeling a skilled computer teacher using age and grade appropriate technology skills and weaving them into relevant educational themes with projects, teachers learn “on the job” while assisting the computer teacher.
Coaching Leads to Doing
We encourage a 15:1 student to teacher ratio in a computer lab environment. As teachers “competence” improves, the teacher can take over the role of computer teacher. Over time, the classroom teacher builds the 3 “C’s” and is able to seamlessly use technology in their instructional day.
BTE Thematic Curriculum Methodology
Computer lab teachers are always looking for a way to develop a continuum of computer skills from week to week and grade to grade.
Our curriculum is divided into four, nine-week units. It has been implemented successfully in trimester, semester and quarter schedules.
Our thematic approach uses fun and topical themes that students, parents and teachers love.
BEYOND Technology Education curriculum is written to a scope and sequence of learning objectives for grades K-8 and guided by ISTE standards.
Each year the School will receive new or updated curriculum lessons and theme. Our normal license is for 4 years and includes annual updates, live training and ongoing support for the computer teacher.
The curriculum is developed and updated around the BEYOND Technology Education scope and sequence and learning objectives. The curriculum will cover 9 technology areas based on the ISTE NETS-S Standards and also new higher level technology areas such as coding, video production and virtual reality. The curriculum themes are:
School Year Theme
2017 / 2018 Choices
2018 / 2019 Goals
2019 / 2020 Etiquette and Manners
2020 / 2021 Responsibility
The BTE "5|3|1" Implementation Schedule
BTE weekly lesson plans for grades K-8
Classroom integration projects developed in part with classroom teachers and BTE Integration Staff and delivered by BTE Staff or school computer teacher
Sample Scope and Sequence
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