The Book

Programming in the Primary Grades: Beyond the Hour of Code is a handbook to capture the engagement and empowerment of the hour of code to support content area learning.programming

This short text is designed to get teachers excited about using programming instructionally and inspiring them to start creating their own code-centered lessons.

Programming in the Primary Grades demystifies teaching core content through programming. Without becoming a step by step guide, the text helps teachers visualize and implement learning activities that build on the engagement and excitement students’ experience when they are programming. While the focus of the book is programming, it isn’t about the technology. Dr. Patterson helps teachers visualize and plan engaging and empowering lessons that use programming as a way for students to share their developing understanding of a subject. Whether you have no tech or a full one to one program, Programming in the Primary Grades will get you programming with your kids in no time.

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