Lower School Computer Science

The Nueva Lower School technology courses focus on introducing and developing emerging computing skills, including typing, digital storytelling, conceptual programming, search and online research strategies, media literacy, ethical online behavior, and digital communication and collaboration skills. Nueva begins formal technology courses in second grade to allow lower grades to focus on SEL skill building and practice and develop core skills in reading, writing, math, and science. Students are introduced to computers as tools for enhancing productivity and creation in these courses as well.

Within these classes, students are assessed for the responsibility and creativity with which they make use of the computer skills they learned in each project, their readiness to challenge themselves and improve their knowledge of the topics we are studying, and their overall attitude and contribution to the learning environment in the classroom.