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CSforCA History and Accomplishments

Policy

For close to a decade, Computer Science for California (CSforCA) has worked to ensure equity and access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities in computer science (CS) for all students in California. This is a timeline of some of CSforCA’s accomplishments.

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Preparing School Leaders to Advance Equity in Computer Science Education

Research / Data

This peer-reviewed research article published in the Journal of Computer Science Integration examines best practices for professional development resources to support educational leaders in implementing equitable computer science.

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AIR California Computer Science Education Policy Report

Policy

This report, published by the American Institutes for Research, examines CSforCA’s policy successes, contributing factors, and priorities through a series of interviews with 20 individuals involved in the CS education policy process.

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The California Computer Science Access Report

Computer Science Education Equity

This report examines computer science education in California—who has access, who participates, and where equity gaps by race, gender, income, and geography continue to persist.

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CS Equity Guide

Computer Science Education Equity

For District Leaders, Principals, Teachers, and CS Advocates interested in increasing CS opportunities for all students. 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.

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Making Computer Science Count in California

Teaching & Learning

When computer science “counts” it is recognized as foundational learning, and will be prioritized and supported as a core academic subject. Download our brief on the many ways that computer science counts in California, and can be integrated into other subjects.

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What is CS? Infographic

Computer Science Education Equity

What exactly is computer science? This infographic explores what computer science is, and the importance of giving students of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn and pursue it.

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What is SCALE-CA? Infographic

Coalition Partnerships

SCALE-CA stand for Supporting Computing Access, Leadership and Equity in California, and works to ensure equity is at the core of CS in CA. This infographic outlines the guiding principles that are key to the partnership.

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CS Professional Development Week Infographic

Teaching & Learning

Summer of CS is a week of professional learning we held for over 200 computer science educators, counselors, administrators, and policymakers. Here's an infographic of the model we used, and how it can be adapted on a regional basis. It also shows the need for professional development in building equitable, scalable and sustainable CS education.

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Teaching CS: Meeting the Demand in CA Infographic

Teaching & Learning

Discerning between who can and can’t teach computer science in California is confusing. This infographic delves into who can teach computer science, and what the varying credentials enable teachers to do.

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CS for What? Diverse Visions of Computer Science Education in Practice

Computer Science Education Equity

CS for What? explores the seven core values driving the CS for ALL movement and provides a framework for understanding the importance of universal computer science. This whitepaper contains examples of how different CSed curricula, programs, and tools embody particular values, including equity and social justice, and rationales in their design, as well as computer science education recommendations for policymakers, educators, administrators, students, families, and other stakeholders.

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Computer Science Standards Infographic

Policy

Learn more about the pros and cons of developing computer science standards in California, how they impact equity and access, and what the process for developing these standards entails.

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