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Spotlight Program

Through creative coding and computational thinking, Desert Meadows students learn how to problem solve and think. Computer programming is implemented across all grade levels.

Preschool and kindergarten students learn the fundamental skills of coding. Students explore algorithms (steps to a process) and programming through hands-on activities.

In Grades 1-2, students are introduced to’s Fundamentals program and make coding connections within their core content areas. Students begin writing algorithms and programs that contain loops and sequences to solve a problem.

Students in Grades 3-5 experience coding and computational thinking through a variety of devices, hardware, and software programs. Students will write programs following a specific sequence, using loops and variables to solve problems and create projects that integrate core subject standards and topics.

In Grades 7-8, students taking Computer Science Discoveries follow a curriculum to engage with computer science concepts as a means for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. Students will learn beginner HTML and CSS code to create multi-page websites. They also learn “drag and drop” JavaScript coding to create animations and games. Students explore real-world scenarios involving computer programming, data, and physical computing.


Meadows’ Creative Coding and Computational Thinking Brochure