What Are The Project Components?

Computer science has quickly moved from a narrow elective to a basic skill that every student needs.

Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA)

Project Components

Engaging regional partners and developing the capacity of local educational leadership to design and sustain CS pathways, including:

    • Development of local computer science visions

    • Preparation of local CS champions

Intensive, compensated and multi-modal professional learning to prepare schools and educators to build CS pathways, including:

  • 6 days across 2 summers of CS boot camps for elementary teachers and 10 days for secondary teachers

  • 4 days of workshops for elementary teachers and 10 days for secondary teachers during 2 academic years

  • 2 days of summer learning for school administrators and counselors to build capacity to plan for, support and sustain a CS pathway

  • 4 days/year of participation by school administrators and counselors in a Networked Improvement Community (https://www.carnegiefoundation.org/blog/why-a-nic/ ) for up to 3 years

  • Access to extended coaching and a regional CS community of practice

  • Access to ongoing technical assistance

Access to a high-quality CS curriculum pathway for students in grades K-12; options include:

    • Standalone CS courses (e.g., pull-out or push-in supplemental instruction, electives, CTE pathways, AP or IB courses)

    • Integrating CS into math or science instruction

    • Regional, cross-institutional courses via ROP or college dual enrollment

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Preparation for extended enrichment beyond the classroom through:

    • CS-related work-based learning

    • College and career readiness activities

    • After-school and summer events (e.g., clubs, competitions, summer camps)