As a technology focused middle school we are now trying to integrate a full year course in CS for each year of middle school. I find that my 6th and 7th graders are a little unprepared to complete CS Discoveries. My 8th graders handle it fine. I wonder if there are any plans for a level or two of CSD lite to allow less experienced 6th and 7th graders an easier ramp up? Course F is too easy for them, but they struggle and lag badly in CSD.
If students take CSD in 6th or 7th, what do I teach them in 8th? Even if there are other courses out there that someone can suggest, I would be grateful for the information.
Remember that the goal is to have a year long course for 6th graders, a different one for 7th, and a third one for 8th. The 9th graders are already taking CS Principles.
Thanks for any help you can offer.