Resources for Curriculum Standards
Curriculum standards guide the development of every TechnoKids project.
Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum
At TechnoKids, the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum directs theme and skill development. One of the reasons we refer to these documents is the emphasis on inquiry-based learning, which is a cornerstone of many TechnoKids technology projects. Also, we have found that knowledge, skill, and abilities are universal. This means that no matter where you teach, the learning goals are similar.
Common Core State Standards
TechnoKids curriculum aligns with Common Core Standards. These are a national set of guidelines and expectations for student success in the United States. The goal of the standards is to prepare students graduating from high school for college, careers, and life. Refer to the correlation documents to identify how TechnoKids curriculum targets Common Core standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.
TechnoKids curriculum aligns with ISTE Standards. ISTE Standards provide a framework for integrating technology into curriculum. The guidelines incorporate skills, knowledge, and attitudes such as innovation, collaboration, computational thinking, digital citizenship, communication, and more. Teachers use the standards for lesson planning, curriculum development, and assessment. ISTE Standards aim to build student literacy in STEM skills and to empower learners for a digital workplace. Refer to the ISTE Standards and TechnoKids correlation document.
National Curriculum in England | Computing Programmes of Study
TechnoKids curriculum aligns with the National Curriculum in England - Computing Programmes of Study. The national curriculum divides computing learning outcomes into four key stages. The emphasis is on computational thinking and creativity. Refer to the National Curriculum in England and TechnoKids correlation document. It selects a sampling of technology projects to show how they align. Alternative projects can also achieve the objectives.
National Curriculum in England - Computing Correlation
DQ Global Standards for Digital Intelligence
TechnoKids curriculum aligns with DQ Global Standards for Digital Literacy, Skills, and Readiness. This framework comprises 24 digital competencies, which focus on 8 areas: identity, use, safety, security, emotional intelligence, literacy, communication, and rights. These areas can be mastered at 3 levels of development: digital citizenship, digital creativity, and digital competitiveness. View the DQ Competencies and TechnoKids Computing Curriculum correlation document to discover how TechnoKids projects align with these standards .
DQ COMPETENCIES CORRELATION
Computer Science Teacher Association Standards
The Computer Science Teacher Association Standards are an essential guide when designing STEM projects. The CSTA provides a progression chart mapping learning outcomes to grades. It divides skills into five concepts: Algorithms & Programming, Computing Systems, Data & Analysis, Impacts of Computing, and Networks of the Internet. Although the CSTA community is primarily computer science teachers, any educator teaching digital literacy and coding will find the standards invaluable. The CSTA Standards shaped development of such TechnoKids STEM projects as TechnoWhiz, TechnoTales, TechnoArcade, TechnoTurtle, TechnoCode, and TechnoPython.