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  • The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) is the office responsible for the expansion of computer science education to ensure access, equity, and opportunity District-wide.

    The District has committed to providing computer science education for all students by 2025, ensuring every student:

    • Receives 20 hours of computer science instruction each year from Pre-kindergarten to 5th grade
    • Completes at least one rigorous and relevant computer science course in grades 6-8
    • Has access to a computer science pathway in grades 9-12

     

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    CS Equity Guide 2020

    CS has the potential to empower students to discover innovative solutions to problems in their communities, to explore new means of communication and creative expression, and to learn about college majors or careers they might never thought were possible.

    However, current racial and gender disparities limit students’ full access to quality computer science education.

    This guide, developed by administrators across the state of California, is intended to inform education leaders about how to bring equitable CS into their schools.

    Find the guide here: https://csforca.org/csequityguide/

     

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  • Interested in teaching CS Discoveries or AP CS Principles in the future?

     

    CS Discoveries

    The application window is now open. Find out more about the program, commitments, and expectations at https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high.

    The secondary computer science cohort experience is a no-cost, 5-day summer workshop with four quarterly follow-up sessions throughout the year. The goal of these cohorts is to promote 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. 

     

    • Computer Science Discoveries (Grades 6 - 10)
      Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. The application window is now open. Find out more about the program and application using this link https://studio.code.org/pd/application/teacher.

     

    • Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (Grades 9 - 12)
      Computer Science Principles (APCS Principles) introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. The AP Program designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities. The application window is now open. Find out more about the program and application using this link:  https://studio.code.org/pd/application/teacher.

     

    • Exploring Computer Science (Grades 9 - 12)
      Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is an introductory high school course designed to engage students in computational thinking and practice. If you are interested in teaching Exploring Computer Science and would like more information on the 2020-2021 Exploring Computer Science cohorts, please complete the computer science interest form by navigating to https://forms.gle/YSSgfRkYDbaZ24469.

     

     

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