The overarching goal of Senate File 274 is that by July 1, 2019

  • every elementary school will offer instruction in the fundamentals of computer science;
  • every middle school will offer exploratory computer science; and
  • every high school will offer at least one high-quality computer science course.

K-12 Computer Science Framework

Computer Science Standards (CSTA)

Computer Science is Elementary Grant Opportunity

The Computer Science is Elementary grant intends to transform six high-poverty elementary schools into showcases of outstanding computer science education, including career exploration with employer partners, no later than the 2020-21 school year.  There will be one school awarded in each of the six STEM regions.  School districts and non-public school systems (or stand-alone non-public schools) with an elementary building with at least 40 percent of students eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch are eligible to apply.

Computer Science Teacher Licensure Information

The DE is offering endorsement waivers for existing computer science teachers.  Teachers must have taught computer science for two years in order to apply for the waiver.  The deadline for applying for the waiver is March 21st. Here is the online application.  

Teachers that don’t meet the waiver requirements can find the requirements for the endorsement itself on the DE site. Here is the link for information about the course requirements for the endorsement
If you have any questions please contact Michelle Cowell (mcowell@centralriversaea.org) or Ashley Flatebo (aflatebo@centralriversaea.org).

 

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 AEA Hour of Code Contest 

The Central Rivers AEA Hour of Code Contest runs from December 3rd to December 14th.  Do your middle and high school students have the coding chops to take the trophy from South Hardin Middle School?