SAM Labs (opens in new tab) today announced the launch of new coding and problem-solving curriculum and resources for kindergarten and first-grade students (K-1).
The new K-1 product line will begin in kindergarten with a series of ten hands-on learning lessons focused on skills such as creativity, problem-solving, sequencing and basic technologies. Nine first grade program lessons will be introduced shortly afterward and both programs will be available in January 2020. The new K-1 courses will be standards-aligned in science, math, and language.
The K-1 courses will introduce Baby Blocky and a comic strip focused on solving a problem. Instructional guidance will highlight skills such as coding, creativity, exploration, sorting and classifying, solution thinking, collaboration, and finding multiple solutions to a single challenge.
Each SAM product is designed to enable non-technical teachers to deliver STEAM, coding, and problem-solving experiences to their classrooms through standards-compliant, ready-to-use teaching kits.
This week, SAM Labs also released a comprehensive guide (opens in new tab) on all things STEAM K-12 and its Ultimate Edtech Grant Writing Guide (opens in new tab) and list of grants (opens in new tab).