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Wonder Workshop Unveils Playbook of Standards-Aligned Coding Curricula

Wonder Workshop, creators of smart robots that teach students the basics of coding, is launching 21 comprehensive lesson plans designed to make coding instruction more approachable for K-5 teachers.
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Wonder Workshop, creators of smart robots that teach students the basics of coding, is launching 21 comprehensive lesson plans designed to make coding instruction more approachable for K-5 teachers.

The standards-aligned, curricula supplement instruction in core subject areas, such as math, science, English language arts (ELA), coding and more. The classroom-tested lesson plans are available through a teachers’ portal, which Wonder Workshop created to inspire collaboration among educators.

For more information about Dash & Dot in the classrooms, visit booth #3162 at ISTE or check out the Teach Wonder video series.

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