The curriculum, composed of 10 Stages, engages students in lessons aligned with standards and practices identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and English as well as the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Computer Science standards.
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Our online learning platform is the most student-friendly coding system ever made.
Featuring a learning management system (LMS), it allows teachers to monitor and interact with students in the classroom or remotely.
Included in all plans
Access to our cutting-edge online platform
One-on-one training available by appointment
Group webinar training sessions available as needed
Open-to-all weekly live learning sessions with our Team
Phone & email support
How-to video series (coming soon)
Comprehensive in-app documentation
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When we went to remote learning last spring I made extensive use of Blackbird Code's coding platform & curriculum. Little did I know how much I would come to rely on Blackbird, along with ten other schools in my district.
From March through June I taught coding to approximately 180 middle school students with Blackbird and appreciated the thorough layout of the lessons, which are well-paced for remote instruction and keep kids interested. With my assignments posted an hour before our synchronous sessions, a number of students would complete the day's activity prior to class, and then complete the "Challenge" option for that lesson during our live session. In a word: students like the Blackbird platform. I've taught coding with other popular resources, but Blackbird is more pedagogically effective due to quick-to-accomplish tasks where practice scaffolds to mastery in subsequent lessons.
Blackbird has a painless teacher on-boarding process and their tech liaison, Mike, is professional, responsive, and mindful of teacher needs. Mike quickly got me up to speed with their lesson layout, and, impressively, offers live debugging sessions for students each Wednesday. I'm so impressed with them that I’ve already asked our District instructional office to fund a school license.
Portland Public Schools