Course curriculum

  • 2

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to Use This Course

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Session 1.1: Getting Started with SAM Labs

    • Introduction to SAM Labs

    • Check for Understanding

    • Software Overview: What is SAM Studio?

    • What's in my Classroom STEAM Kit?

    • SAM Space in Action Part 1

    • SAM Space in Action Part 2

    • Open-Ended Questions

    • What's in my Classroom Learn to Code Kit?

    • SAM Blockly in Action Part 1

    • SAM Blockly in Action Part 2

    • Check for Understanding

    • Content at a Glance

    • Filtering the Content Hub

    • Classroom Management Tips & Tricks

    • Anchor Charts & Pairing Best Practices

    • Test Your Learning

  • 4

    Session 1.2: Purpose & Pedagogy

    • Introduction to Purpose & Pedagogy

    • Lesson Pack Overview

    • Digital Curriculum Resources

    • Formative Assessments and Rubrics

    • Explore the Assessment Options

    • Modular STEAM Course Review

    • 5E STEAM Course Review

    • Lesson Deep Dive

    • Computational Thinking in the Classroom

    • Computational Thinking and Career Readiness

    • Computational Thinking & Career Readiness Activities and Resources

    • SAM Labs' Lesson Strategy Review

    • Test Your Learning

    • Level 1 Completion Information

  • 5

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

Additional material

Access various resources that will aid in planning and development within your units.

  • Classroom Management with SAM Labs

    Download materials designed to ensure a smooth implementation, including our Block Directory, our Starter Lesson Guidance, and our Getting Started with micro:bit Guide.

  • Content Hub Resources

    Explore the many resources designed to help with curriculum mapping, such as our Standards-Alignment Maps, Medium-Term Planning Guides, Lessons Overview Guides, and more!

  • PRO-Level: Lesson Builder and Assessment Packs

    For our educators with the Pro Subscription, see how SAM Studio can build interactive lessons, or utilize the adapted versions of our STEAM and Learn to Code Courses for instruction in all classroom settings, including in-person, hybrid, and virtual.

Ignite curiosity. Ask questions. Promote engagement.

See how we help to provide the knowledge, know-how, and mindset to reach your learners' potential for computational thinking.
Students testing their code and prototype.