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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.
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.
The California Computer Science K-12 standards is a detailed breakdown of the standards the California Department of Education set to ensure students receive quality computer science instruction. Designed to inform teachers, curriculum developers, and educational leaders to ensure all students receive a quality computer science education, these standards set the learning goals for students in regards to what they should know and be able to do with computer science at the K-12 grade level.
For an interactive version of the standards, where you can filter by grade level and concept, visit the K-12 Computer Science Content Standards site.
The California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan provides recommendations for supporting K–12 computer science education. This report suggests the best practices for California and its local education agencies to improve CS education through expanding CS course offerings, increasing CS educators, and implementing equitable strategies by expanding CS opportunities.
A new report from CSforCA and Kapor Center that analyzes K-12 computer science education in California, revealing significant disparities by race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and geography of California students who have access to, enroll in and succeed in computer science courses.
Computer science (CS) education has the power to shape the futures of California’s students, our economy, as well as our society at large. However, systemic and historic inequities embedded within our education system impact the patterns of who participates in CS education.
Computational Thinking (CT) is a key component of Computer Science (CS), and CS education. This two-page guide explains how CT helps build skills related to critical thinking and problem solving, as well as advancing equity and social justice.
A two-page snapshot on CSforCA - why equitable computer science education in California is worth fighting for, our solutions to build the right infrastructure across the state, and how people can get involved.