Tynker Expands K-12 Computer Science Curriculum

Tynker Expands K-12 Computer Science Curriculum

Tynker today announced a new curriculum for high schools across the U.S. and Canada. Tynker will demonstrate the new courses at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, taking place from June 26-29 in Denver, CO.

The new 2016 curriculum adds 3 new Javascript courses, 12 STEM programming courses, and a course on drone programming in partnership with Parrot, one of the world’s leading civil drone companies.

Tynker’s Drone Curriculum
Tynker’s drone curriculum offers a structured approach to get elementary and middle school students flying drones in minutes. Students practice their drone flying skills in a virtual environment before they are ready to execute the commands on a real drone.

The curriculum includes 10 scaffolded lessons and introduces kids to safe and fun drone-flying as well as relevant programming concepts. Each lesson has a detailed teacher guide, main concepts and collaborative ideas, mapping to applicable standards, sample working programs, interactive tutorials, and applications to real-world issues.

STEM Courses and Project-Based Learning
Tynker’s STEM and PBL courses challenge students with real-world problems in all subjects, including Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Studies, and Language Arts.

Students and teachers can choose a specific problem or subject area they are passionate about, and Tynker’s STEM lesson modules provide a framework for them to collaborate, experiment, and apply concepts and skills they have learned to solve that problem and share results with the class. 12 STEM courses are included for grades 3-8. Activities are aligned with standards recommended by NGSS, NCSS, and CCSS.

Javascript Courses
Tynker’s JavaScript courses are designed to bridge young learners from visual block-based programming to mainstream text-based coding with syntax and structure.

The drone, STEM and Javascript courses will be widely available for schools in August 2016.

To see a preview of the new K-12 courses at ISTE, visit Tynker at booth #425.