As the Computer Science Specialist, I teach Computer Science lessons weekly to all students in all grades, I also collaborate with homeroom teachers regularly to plan technology-enriched activities relevant to the curriculum they are following. Students also come to the Tech Lab for Keyboarding, Coding and IXL Math practice. If you scroll to the bottom of this page you can view the Yearly Curriculum and the Scope and Sequence which should give you a good idea of the material covered in this class. Please email me if you have any questions - [email protected]
My focus in the technology lab is to help students navigate technology in a responsible manner. Throughout the school year, I reiterate the importance of balance in emotional, mental, and physical aspects while using technology.
Our campus is fully connected, featuring a high-speed ethernet/WiFi network and broadband internet connection. We use Windows 10 laptops, computers, and surfaces throughout the campus and have a 1:1 device policy in 1st through 5th grade. In addition to the Technology Lab, we have computers, projectors, document cameras, and Boxlight interactive panels in every classroom. We also have two CubePro Duo 3D printers which are used by grades 4-5. We recently added a Lego Lab, fitted out with a great range of Lego STEM and Robotics Sets including Steam Park, WeDo, and the new Spike robotics kits.
Lessons are taught in compliance with the Washington State K-12 Computer Science standards and ISTE Standards. You can enjoy a lot of the activities we use at school, as well as some other useful resources, by visiting the Computer Lab which you will find on the Campus Life section of this website.
Ilene Gorski - Specialist, Computer Science