SEPjr Curriculum

The SEPjr curriculum is designed to create a comprehensive yearlong implementation of computer science for elementary schools.  Comprising of four primary units — Computer Science Fundamentals, Robots, Project Based Learning and Physical Computing — students will use a variety of content and activities to build a greater understanding of computational concepts and practices.  Three additional units allow students to explore computer science through other content areas, community building and more advanced concepts.            

Students in grades K-2 will:

  • construct and test problem solutions
  • create a design document to illustrate thoughts, ideas, and stories in sequential order
  • construct step-by-step instructions to accomplish a task / evaluation
  • practice responsible digital citizenship by using technology appropriately
  • form a basic understanding of how information is saved and shared
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behavior of simple programs
  • recognize common uses of computer science in the community and world at large
  • understand the impacts of technology in their everyday lives

Students in grades 3-5 will:

  • use teamwork and collaboration to solve problems
  • understand that computer programming is an iterative process
  • understand the impacts of computing on society
  • gather, manipulate, and evaluate data to explore a real-world problem
  • build and/or program with physical computing devices
  • understand technology networks and how they work