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Calvert Principles of Coding introduces middle school students to the power of coding. Throughout this course, students are not only introduced to the basics of coding but they also delve deeply into the thought processes behind designing technology. Right from the start, students learn the Engineering Design Process and follow this process to create games, simulations, and even a mobile application. Students also learn the connection between the core subjects of language arts and math to computer science and examine the impact of technology from a global perspective.

A highly-engaging course for a middle-school audience, Calvert Principles of Coding has multimedia and interactive elements built into every lesson to ensure a high-level of student engagement throughout. Curriculum designed for this course was guided by the standards from the Computer Science Teachers Association.