• Computer Science

Professional Learning

  • CS Equity CoverBy administrators, For administrators

    ACCESS and CSforCA introduce the CS Equity Guide, written in collaboration with education leaders throughout California and designed for administrators interested in implementing equity-minded computer science (CS) in their schools, districts, or counties. If you are a principal, district or county leader interested in bringing CS to all your students, this guide can help you figure out how.

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    CS Discoveries

    Computer Science Discoveries and AP Computer Science Principles 2019-20 Cohorts

    Would you like to bring the Computer Science Discoveries course to your middle school next year?  Would you like to offer Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles at your high school? Please navigate to http://code.org/apply to apply for the 2019-2020 secondary computer science cohorts. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.

    Exploring Computer Science 2019-20 Cohorts

    If you are interested in teaching Exploring Computer Science and would like more information on the 2019-2020 Exploring Computer Science cohorts, please register via MyPLN. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.


    Secondary CS Cohorts Information

    The secondary computer science cohort experience is a no-cost, 5-day workshop with the goal of promoting learner agency and challenge teachers to continuously learn and reflect upon their instructional practice while learning a new curriculum. For more information, please read this announcement.

Secondary Computer Science Course Updates

  • Introduction to Computers Course 180101 and 180103

    CS UpdatesAt the end of the 2018-19 school year, Introduction to Computers will sunset and be replaced with Computer Science Discoveries (180115 and 180116), Introduction to Programming: Game Design and App Development (180117 and 180118), Introduction to Physical Computing (180121 and 180122),  or an equivalent Career Technical Education (CTE) computer science course for students in grades 6-8.  These courses are aligned to the new California Computer Science State Standards. For students in high school, Computer Science 1 (CTE introductory), Exploring Computer Science (CTE concentrator, or non-CTE), or an equivalent course aligned to the new California State Computer Science Standards will be offered in lieu of students enrolling in Introduction to Computers, which will no longer be part of the secondary course catalog and will serve as introductory  computer science courses open to all students.

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    The College Board Update

    The College Board announced that AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) has been approved as a Laboratory Science (D)/Computer Science course and fulfills high school student requirements for the University of California's admissions. AP CSP counts as a student's third or fourth recommended year of science. For more information, navigate to the UCOP Laboratory Science website.

    AP Computer Science A (CSA) has been approved as a Mathematics (C)/Computer Science course and fulfills high school student requirements for the University of California's admissions. AP CSA counts as a student's third or fourth recommended year of math For more information, please navigate to the UCOP Mathematics website.

LAUSD Celebrates CSED Week

  • CSED Week 2018 The theme of this year’s Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) was “Creativity.”  CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. On December 4, 2018, Coldwater Canyon Elementary School had the opportunity to host the District’s kick-off event. Students and teachers at Coldwater Canyon unleashed this year’s theme of “Creativity” by engaging in a CS Digital Playground and exploring a variety of student-created projects.

    This year Coldwater Canyon Elementary School has embraced computer science. The event showcased over 25 student projects that demonstrate computer science instruction engaging students as early as pre-school in unplugged coding to upper grades in physical computing and robotics.

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California State K-12 Computer Science Standards

California State Computer Science Strategic Plan

  • Coldwater Cyn EL The California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan was open for public comment from October 1, 2018, through November 9, 2018, at 3:00 pm (PST). For more information on this document, please visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/cssip.asp.

ISTE Standards For Students

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    The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech. There are seven modules for students.

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  • For more information, please call ITI at 213-241-5532.

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CS Framework Resources

Course Overviews

The Status of CS

CS Education Week in LAUSD