News & Announcements
Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions (Revised October, 2020)
The Computer Science Frequently Asked Questions-This is a Word document. document was developed to provide information on the instruction of the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning and to provide guidance to counselors concerning student placement and credit opportunities with computer science courses.
Computer Science in My Neighborhood Competition
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and CodeVA are pleased to announce the 2020 Computer Science (CS) in Your Neighborhood Competition. Although the theme is the same as last year, the circumstances and the role of computer science has changed significantly in many schools and households over the past year. Prompts have been generated to guide students in the creation of products.
- K-5 Contest Prompt: Bringing CS Home-How do you use computer science?
- 6-12 Contest Prompt: Planning for your Virtual Future-What would you create using computer science?
These prompts are designed to encourage students to brainstorm a variety of responses and products. Student products must be submitted at CS in Your Neighborhood by Monday, November 23, 2020, by 5:00PM.
Computer Science Dashboard
The Virginia Computer Science Dashboard allows stakeholders the opportunity to view the status of computer science instruction across Virginia. The development of computer science skills is critical for students as they prepare for the workforce. These skills, reflected in the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning, provide students with a foundation that allows them to become digitally literate citizens. Students also have the opportunity to learn about computer science, programming, and computer science related fields in greater depth through secondary coursework options.
Computer Science Standards of Learning
The Computer Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the computer science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade eight and a core set of middle and high school elective courses. Virginia is one of the first states to have K-12 standards, and is leading the way on student workforce readiness.
- Computer Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework
- Cross-Curricular Integration Alignment-This is a Word document.
- Computer Science Implementation Frequently Asked Questions-This is a Word document.
- Computer Science Course Codes-This is a Word document. – Superintendent's Memo 263-18
- Computer Science Instruction Plans (anticipated: August, 2020)
Virginia: The Digital Dominion
Computer Science Standards of Learning & Curriculum Framework
Computer Science Newsletter
Teachers, principals and computer science coordinators are encouraged to register to receive the VDOE Computer Science Update distributed by the computer science office.
- 2016 Virginia Acts of Assembly Item 138, page 117-This is a PDF document. – Information regarding the funding appropriation related to computer science training and infrastructure
- CSTA 2017 K-12 Computer Science Standards
- K12CS Computer Science
- Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
- Expanding Computer Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Computer Science teaching is eligible for submission if the content is also aligned to mathematics or science content.
Contact Dr. Anne Petersen, Science Coordinator, by email or phone at (804)225-2676 if you have any questions about computer science instruction.