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Computer Science Education Week

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor declared December 9-15, 2019, Computer Science Education Week in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction defines computer science as an academic discipline that encompasses “the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, networks, and their impact on society."

Computer science teaches students foundational 21st-century knowledge like how to analyze data, how to program an app, and how the internet can be harnessed for business. Wisconsin students now benefit from academic standards in computer science and information and technology literacy that help them understand fundamental concepts to further their skills in today’s technological world.

The five core concepts from the Computer Science Framework are:

  • Computing Systems

  • Networks and the Internet

  • Data and Analysis

  • Algorithms and Programming

  • Impacts of Computing

Celebrating Computer Science Week promotes the value of digital literacy and different STEM careers. Schools are encouraged to be innovative in providing student learning experiences and adopting technologies and instruction in ways that meaningfully engage the digital generation.

For more information, visit the DPI Computer Science and the Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy web pages.