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Revolutionizing Computer Science Integration for All Students – an Incremental Approach

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Participate and share : Poster


Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 22

Denise Matuszczak   Melissa Zeitz  
Learn how a large, urban district in Massachusetts embarked on a journey to integrate computer science standards across the K-12 curriculum. Learn about a multiyear strategic plan to allow every child access to CS standards in all content areas through districtwide teacher-developed lessons.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Engage in an ongoing process to develop, implement and communicate technology-infused strategic plans aligned with a shared vision.
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

During this poster presentation, participants will learn how one large urban school district embarked on a multi-year researcher-practitioner partnership to develop and sustain the integration of computer science standards across the K-12 curriculum. The strategic plan for this initiative will be shared and participants may use this as a guideline for developing a visionary plan for their own district-wide implementation. The implementation timeline will provide participants with a road map of incremental steps during each phase, successes and challenges encountered, and next steps and expected outcomes as implementation progresses.

Supporting research

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/05/emerging_research_k-12_computer_science_for_all.html

https://www.csforall.org/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec14/vol72/num04/Democratizing-Computer-Science.aspx

https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/education-vision-2015-facts.page

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Presenters

Denise Matuszczak, Springfield Public Schools
Melissa Zeitz, Springfield Public School

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