Computer Science and Deeper Learning
Computer Science in Elementary Education
In Virginia and across the nation, employers struggle to fill computer programming jobs. Meanwhile, our nation and the world face substantial problems relating to topics such as economic growth, health, education, and the environment. One of the many challenges relating to successfully addressing these problems is the scarcity of individuals with strong computer programming skills and knowledge. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students will complete engaging computer science integration lessons using block-based coding and text-based coding to develop a foundation of computer programming skills. The students will program various robots to solve real-world problems or as a means of creative expression.LCPS created a new department in 2020 to support educators to integrate computer science and computational thinking in all content areas in elementary schools. For additional information on computer science education in LCPS, visit the Computer Science Department.You may also visit the VDOE Computer Science Standards page to learn more about the statewide standards.
Deeper Learning in LCPS
In Loudoun County, we utilize many strategies and approaches to authentic and deeper learning. These include personalized learning (PL), project-based learning (PBL), the 5 Cs of a Profile of a Graduate, computational thinking skills (CT), and performance assessments (PA).