Shaping the Future of CS Education with the K-12 CS Framework
The review period is over, and we appreciate all who have participated in shaping the K-12 CS Framework! The Framework is now completed; the first step in an exciting journey. The next steps are equally electrifying and important as Georgia moves into the forefront of computer science education.
What is the K-12 CS Framework?
The Framework is an overarching set of ideas, developed by industry, national organizations and hundreds of contributors from over a dozen states about what aspects of computer science should be taught to every student throughout K-12 education. The Framework is not a set of standards; it is a general set of concepts and practices.
Underpinning this effort is a belief that computer science provides foundational learning benefiting every child. Computer science gives students a set of essential knowledge and skills important for students’ learning and for their future careers and interests. This work is about defining the basic expectations that every student should have a chance to learn about K-12 computer science to prepare for the emerging demands of the 21st century — not just to major in computer science or secure jobs as software engineers.
Who was Involved?
• Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
• Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
• Cyber Innovation Center (CIC)
• National Math + Science Initiative
What can you do?
• Speak to your local schools about offering computer science courses
• Talk to your children about the opportunities in computer science
• Share with schools, friends and other parents that certain CS courses count towards graduation as a fourth math or science credit and also as a foreign language credit.
• Learn more about the K-12 Computer Science Framework and adapt it into your CS curriculum
• CS courses offered by Georgia (descriptions)
• FAQ about CS and Math
• House Bill 801 about CS rigor requirements
• Governor’s CS Task Force Update
For more information about computer science in Georgia, contact K-12 Computer Science Specialist Bryan Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 463-0426.