The of House File 2629 focusing on Future Ready Iowa, includes Computer Science requirements.  These requirements include the following:

  • Districts will provide computer science instruction, incorporating the standards, in at least one grade 1-6 by July 1, 2023.
  • Districts will provide computer science instruction, incorporating the standards, in at least one grade 7-8 by July 1, 2023.
  • Districts will provide one-half unit of computer science, incorporating the standards in high school by July 1,  2022.
  • Districts will design and implement a K-12 computer science plan, incorporating the standards by July 1, 2022.

K-12 Computer Science Framework

Computer Science Standards (CSTA)

Coding

Coding Resources

This page provides ideas and resources you can use with students to reinforce coding and computer science concepts.  You can also find a list of the resources available for checkout from the Central Rivers AEA Lending Library.

Central Rivers Coding Contest 

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7th-13th), Central Rivers AEA  hosts the Annual Coding Challenge.  This year’s challenge is now closed.  Thanks to all of the students who entered and congratulations to Columbus High School!