Computer science education has been defined as the study of computers, algorithmic processes, and computer programming and coding, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society (22-97-102, C.R.S.).
"We want students to understand what a computer can do, what a human can do, and why that’s different." - Mark Guzdial, Prof. of Computing, Georgia Tech
Digital Literacy & Learning Resources from the Colorado Virtual Library
Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors involving the effective use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs for purposes of communication, expression, collaboration and advocacy.
Information technology is the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data.
New! Computer Science Standards
During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring CDE to develop voluntary academic standards for computer science for secondary students.
The Colorado State Board of Education will vote to adopt computer science standards in April. The public is welcome to offer comments in person at the State Board meeting.
Colorado Succeeds offers $15,000 to the top STEM School in Colorado!
Apply by March 23, 2018.
Colorado Education Initiative
CEI is offering travel and accommodations scholarships for computer science professional development in conjunction with the Computer Science Teacher Education Grant Program (listed below). To apply click on the following link:
Computer Science Teacher Education (CSEd) Grant Program
The CSEd grant application process is now closed. Please contact Christine Liebe for more grant information.
CSEd Grant Application Forms
All three of the following documents are required for the CSEd grant application.
- Letter of Intent to Apply due as soon as possible
- Grant application window January 19 to February 28, 2018
- Any K-12 teacher is eligible for grant funds
- Funds cover tuition, books, learning resources (not travel or accommodations)
- There is no time limit for spending funds, but the grant money must be distributed by June 30, 2018.
- Priority will be given to applicants from rural districts and districts with high minority and/or low-income student populations
- Contact Christine Liebe, PhD Cand., CDE Computer Science Specialist, email@example.com
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