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 Computer Science


​​​​​​​​Computer circuit board displaying global interconnectedness

​Computer Science (CS) education in Georgia is undergoing a transformation from a set of high school electives to a comprehensive K-12 discipline.  As our society experiences a shift into a widespread digital presence and awareness, our education system must also evolve. Students need to graduate with all the tools necessary to thrive in society; these tools now include a computer science education. CS education encompasses ideas such as digital literacy, digital competency, and computational thinking. This skill set will empower our students to solve many of our societal challenges and participate effectively in this digital age.

Updates​                                      

  • New! The CS4GA Computer Science Capacity Grant for 22-23 is open for districts to apply. ​Since 2019, over 80 school systems have been awarded up to $25,000 each. The purpose of this grant is to support districts in building teacher capacity with the ultimate goal of broadening participation​ in Computer Science education. Deadline for submission is 11:00 pm, September 30, 2022.​
  • New! The Georgia Department of Education in collaboration with Computer Science for GA (CS4GA) will host the first CS4GA App and Design Challenge for middle and high school students this school year. Visit the competition details​. An information session will be held for district leaders and teachers. RSVP if you wish to attend​. Awards and prizes will be given at the state level. We look forward to your district particpating in this exciting event. 
  • New! The next CS Implementation Workshop will be held during CS Education week on the hopin virtual platform, December 8, 2022.  ​Click h​ere to RSVP​.​

  • In collaboration with Constellations, we hosted the 2022 Profesional Development Summit on June 21 - 22, 2022. Check out the recording from the 2022 PD Summit.
  • In collaboration with CS4GA and Constellations, we hosted the annual CS4GA Advocacy Summit on March​​​ 24 - 25, 2022. Check out the recordings from the 2020 Summit the 2021 Summit, and 2022 Summit. ​​​​​​
  • The CS4GA Computer Science Capacity Grant has been awarded for 2021. The next grant period will open in August of 2022. Since 2019, over 80 school systems have been awarded up to $25,000 each to build CS teacher capacity. You can check out a pdf of the previous application H​ERE to help prepare for next year's grant. ​​​

  • Computer Science has a new page on GeorgiaStandards.org and an evolving data dashboard ​​​(check it out here!!​)
  • ​​Advocacy videos promoting K-8 Computer Science

  • ​​Georgia Virtual Learning has several online professional development courses for CS teachers. A series for Integrating Computational Thinking is publicly available and can be used to gain a nationally recognized credential from the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) and provide credit towards the CS Endorsement at Georgia State University. Other courses are only available to Georgia teachers via your local SLDS and the GaLearns Hub professional learning portal (search for Computer Science).

Rules and Guidance

​​Computer Science Legislative Requirement

Official List of State Funded Courses for 2022-2023

​Federal Program Guidance

Teachers and Administrators

Instructional Resources for Computer Science Teachers 

Addtional Resources

 


Partners​

  • Join CS4GA for year-round event information regarding CS Education (here)
  • T​he Constellations Center for Equity in Computing is focused on broadening participation in CS (here)
  • Check out the Technology Association of Georgia's K-12 education arm (TAG​-Ed) website for additional CS activities
  • Teachers, join the GaDOE Computer Science teacher community.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​