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

     

    CS Discoveries

    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, CS Courses Page. 

     

    The applications for APCSP, APCSA and CSD are now open   click here

    For ECS, fill out this interest form to be registered on MyPLN.



    • 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.

     

    • 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.

     

    • Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCSA) (Grades 9-12)
      Introduction to Java Programming

      In Computer Science A (APCSA), students learn object-oriented programming using Java. Students take on the role of software engineers, and practice skills that are used in the field. The Code.org curriculum for CSA is designed for any high school student who wishes to continue their computer science education after completing an introductory course such as Computer Science Principles (CSP) or Computer Science Discoveries (CSD).

     

    • 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.

     

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