CodeHS Lesson plans are available for teachers on the CodeHS Pro Plan. Free teachers can access the first five lesson plans of a course as a sample.
You can find classroom materials, activity ideas, handouts, and discussion questions inside each Lesson Plan that corresponds to a CodeHS course lesson. You can use, print, and modify these lesson plans to fit the needs of your students.
Navigating to CodeHS Lesson Plans
From the Toolbox:
Select Toolbox from the top navbar
Select “Lesson Plans” under Resources
This will bring you to an overview of Lesson Plans for your course. You can switch the course, switch sections, print lesson plans, or click on a lesson plan to navigate to the individual lesson plan.
From the Assignments Page:
Expand each module
Click the maroon Lesson Plan icon next to any lesson
Lesson Plan Features:
Lesson Overview: Lesson description, objectives, and all the activities included in the lesson (videos, examples, quizzes, coding exercises, and more)
Solution References: Links to the solution references for all activities in the lesson
Problem Guides: an in-depth look at the solution reference along with the motivation, rationale, and common questions students ask about the activity
Vocabulary: Lists the terms and definitions of new vocabulary that will be introduced in the lesson
Handouts: Student and teacher-facing offline worksheets and handouts to supplement the lesson
Textbook Resources: If there is a CodeHS Textbook for the course, this section will link to the relevant lessons in the textbook
Teaching Strategies: planning notes, lesson openers, closers, and a detailed guide with time estimates for leading each in-class activity
Prior Knowledge: any prerequisite knowledge students should know before completing this lesson
Discussion Questions: Prompts for leading a reflective class discussion on computer science topics
Modifications: Suggested modifications for Advanced, Special Education, and English Language Learners
Explain This To Me: explanation videos created by the CodeHS team to walk through how to approach the coding exercise
Sample Lesson Plan:
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Hosted on September 14th, 2021
Lesson Plans are a feature available on CodeHS Pro. To get Pro for your school, contact our team at email@example.com.