My name is Jason Aillaud and I am an instructional technology coordinator at the Edmonds School District in Washington State. This school year (18-19), we rolled Code.org out district-wide in K-5 as a third science unit.
I got a frantic email from a student teacher in our district today. She is in the middle of teaching the kindergarten CS Fundamentals unit, but said her university instructor for her science class told her that code.org’s lessons in no way touch upon NGSS standards and if she is observed teaching them she will fail her science requirement because she needs to teach ‘real science’.
If anyone has good talking points to combat this, I would love to hear them!