Coding At Middle School
A program to introduce coding into the 6th grade Keyboarding curriculum.
Teacher - Mrs. Allen
C.A.M.S. Mission Statement
The C.A.M.S. mission is to introduce all sixth graders, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability, the opportunity to explore coding in Keyboarding using Scratch.
By implementing a design-based learning approach, students will produce projects that reflect authentic learning. Students will build their 21st Century skills to better prepare them for higher level thinking in multiple disciplines, i.e. math, science, language arts, music and graphic arts.
In order to prepare our students for computer science courses in high school, it was our goal to expand the program from 6th grade exposure in Keyboarding to full year coding electives in 7th and 8th grades. We have been successful in our first goal, in that CAMS is now a full year elective for any 7th or 8th grade student. We hope with student interest, parental support and LCPS employee funding to one day have a dedicated 7th grade CAMS and an 8th grade CAMS course.