Posts of particular interests to teachers
There has been a nationwide call to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills needed to be creators in the digital economy. Our economy is rapidly … (Read More) IDoCode Leads to Huge Jump in High School Computer Scientists
Significant work has taken place the past year at the national level and Idaho State to update the Computer Science Teaching Standards and Framework. To learn more refer to the newly added CS Teaching Standards section on the IDoCode web page. (Read More) National and Idaho Computer Science Teaching Standards
A teacher with CS endorsement no longer needs a Math/Science certification for their AP/Dual listed CS course to count for Math/Science credit! From the 2016-2017 Credential Assignment manual, refer to the “7400 Computer Science 6/12” Endorsement number. The CTE endorsement “6155 … (Read More) Breaking news about CS Endorsement!
Computing by Design provides professional school counselors, administrators, and teachers nationwide with information and resources to guide more — and more kinds of — students to explore computing education and careers. Computing by Design Workshop Details September 23, 2016 8:30 … (Read More) Computing by Design – September 23, 2016
The Computer Science department at Boise State University welcomed 58 current and aspiring Idaho Computer Science Teachers and CS educational supporters to a workshop and dinner to share best practices, highlight recent progress, and to build CS educational relationships. NOTE: Attendees are … (Read More) CS Teacher Gathering – May 13, 2016
Want to learn how to code, build your own mobile app or just hone your technology skills? The College of Innovation and Design and the Department of Computer Science are offering a “summer of technology,” bringing together students, industry professionals … (Read More) CID, Computer Science Partnering on Summer Coding Classes
Boise State University has been recognized by the White House for its effort to improve K-12 computer science teaching. The university’s IDoCode program, in collaboration with the College of Innovation and Design, is developing a CS badge for teachers. View … (Read More) White House Recognizes Boise State Computer Science Efforts
Members of the CS10K Community, I am pleased (really, really pleased that is) to let you know that today President Obama announced a new initiative, called CS for All, that aims to give all U.S. students the chance to learn computer science (CS) … (Read More) New federal initiative: “CS for All”
The House Education Committee has introduce the bill H0379: Computer Science initiative for public schools that will support computer science in high schools. The Governor has proposed significant funding to support the bill with funding for teachers, equipment etc. Please check out … (Read More) Computer Science Bill in the 2016 Idaho Legislature!
“Computer Science” is now a federally recognized part of “STEM” “Computer Science” is now a federally recognized part of “STEM” — which means we have more eligibility for federal grant programs. Very short, simple law: STEM Education Act of 2015 … (Read More) New Federal Law Means Computer Science Is Officially Part of STEM