Promoting opportunities to increase student access via traditional and non-traditional programming and support to create learning pathways for students and address industry needs. By sharing strategies to increase involvement by community, industry, and education partners, Wisconsin can create equitable regional and statewide opportunities.
Our state-level goal is to use our formalized Wisconsin partnerships and professional learning networks to increase access and quality of computer science education and career-based learning experiences in Wisconsin.
State-Level Strategies and Recommendations
- Utilize networks to help people know about formal Wisconsin partnerships such The Digital Technology Career Pathway, Cyber Education Wisconsin, Youth Apprenticeship, CS For All, TEALS, CSTA National, and the IT Education Grant that has funded programs such as the Microsoft Imagine Academy.
- Utilize work done in related disciplines (such as cybersecurity) on building repositories of materials. Examples include NICE K12, Cyber.org, and AIforK12.org.
- Utilize networks to encourage participation in professional learning networks, such as MU-PUMP-CS Project, Play Make Learn, CSTA WI Dairyland, and others.
- Work with higher education, K-12 teaching and learning, industry partners, and professional learning networks to strengthen outreach and programming.
- Connect with partners formed via Academic and Career Planning (ACP) to enhance connections between ACP and computer science to promote the Digital Technology Pathway.
- Identify and recognize business/community organization partnerships already in existence and access state profiles of excellence and strategic partners to identify strategies and resources.
District Strategies and Implementation
Assess how computer science integrates with the work your district is already doing and utilize the CSforALL SCRIPT process to create district goals.
Identify strengths/barriers/challenges and opportunities that you have related to engagement with Wisconsin partnerships and professional learning networks to develop goals and next steps.
Identify who needs to know about Wisconsin partnerships and professional learning networks to develop a plan for improved outreach.