December is a great time for school districts to engage with and explore computer science opportunities with the celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2022. The 10th annual Code.org Hour of Code, which takes place this week, will center on the theme “Explore, Play, Create!”
Districts can use this week to focus on exploring computer science careers, new technology, and creating projects to highlight students’ individual interests and hobbies. For more resources and ideas for the upcoming Computer Science Education Week and beyond, please visit the Department of Public Instruction Computer Science website.
In January 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Wisconsin Computer Science Strategic Plan. The plan presents a shared vision for Wisconsin to close the gaps in diversity and access to computational thinking, as well as delivery of computer science curriculum provided in PK-12 schools.
The Computer Science Strategic Plan is the starting point for Wisconsin’s growth and expansion of equitable and accessible Computer Science throughout the state. As districts work to close gaps, the plan is a guide to identifying short, medium, and long term goals within specific grade levels and content areas to strengthen and grow computer science opportunities for students.
Wisconsin will continue to update our road maps to support computer science awareness and age-appropriate curriculum and content for districts across the state.
For more information, contact Amy Bires, Computer Science and Digital Learning Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at 608-266-3851, email@example.com.
This item was submitted by Amy Bires, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Computer Science and Digital Learning Consultant.