Curriculum for Code Combat
Curriculum being: A list of standards, a plan to meet the standards, and assessments for how we know the standards were met. Hit the like button if you like them
It first defines a set of measurable standards based on what students can do. I did not use preexisting standards because there aren’t many for programming and code combat teaches in a different order than most other coding sites.These custom standards align with what Code Combat teaches, so by the end of the Unit the standards are met.
It then states it will use 46 practical assessments to determine if they standards are met
A pratical is where students are asked to use what they learned a real or pratical setting. It is sometimes used for skills based subjects. The pratical assessments are then declared to be the levels (19 for Unit 1 Kithgard and 27 for unit 2 Forest). The lesson objectives are written in such a way where you cannot beat the level without completing them.Thus assessment is graded by the computer and is necessary for continuing on to the next level.
The Curriculum then states it uses Standards Based Grading, which gives a grade on if the standards of met. As lesson objectives are aligned to standards and our assessments cannot be completed without completing out lesson objectives, by completing the levels we both achieve our standards and can use levels beat for grades and only need 1 set of paperwork to both justify grades and show that students complete standards.
Note it is possible to see students code for evidence of completed learning simply by clicking on the green numbered boxes in in teacher view.
Anyway did all this because we have to get this by the accreditation team coming this spring. We will see if this passes. It did get past the pricipal.
Oh and the lesson plans borrow heavily from the level notes and the teacher’s guide.
I made some changes for rubicon on the pdf version. Now includes lines of inquiry. Old standards became skills and created standards which are just a collection of skills 1/22