Coding Quest

Coding Quest (Grades 4-5)

 

What is Coding Quest?

Coding Quest is a scope and sequence for Grade 4/5 students to explore Coding using the program Scratch on Chromebooks. It begins with everyone learning scratch and suggests that students break into groups with each student taking on a different role. This scope and sequence, timing and resource, can all be flexible to your comfort and style. Ultimately, it culminates in a student arcade event in June where groups or individuals share their creation which is a video game packaged with research and rationale, branding, marketing, and story all ending with a video game. The framework can range from a STEM structure inquiry learning unit based on science content to an independent study through a coding club.

The program culminates in a regional Arcade hosted in June.

The Coding Quest has a flexible curriculum framework that can be tailored to teachers’ preferences and levels of expertise. Teachers are assisted as they deliver an adjustable framework, through an in-service workshop and online resources via The Learning Partnership’s eLearning Moodle and in class support.

 

How do I get started?

  1. Request a Scratch Teacher account and set up a classroom here (Check out our class builder guide here)
  2. Visit The Learning Partnership , to make an account and use the following enrolment keys: CQON21
  3. Access the Coding Quest Teacher Resource Package here
  4. Educators in SD61 – Register for future information and events here 

Other Media Coverage

CTV News Toronto – Students Learn to Code Through Video Games (2017)

Vic News article and video from Spring 2018

Saanich News Coverage from Spring 2017

Here are the resources for Coding Quest for 2019.