Computer Science

The Digital Learning Team at Grant Wood AEA is committed to supporting area schools in addressing computer science standards. Area schools should contact their Digital Learning consultant for more information on how to get started.

Computer Science Requirements For Districts (Click to Enlarge)Computer Science in Iowa [This graphic breaks down the timeline for districts, click for P D F)Standards & Certification

The Iowa State Board of Education adopted voluntary statewide Computer Science standards in June 2018.  The standards include five concept areas and seven practices. The standards progression chart and abridged standards document are both good resources for educators.

Computer Science Endorsement Programs

Summary of Iowa Computer Science Legislation in August 2020 Computer Science Newsletter

What you need to know:

  • Each public school district and nonpublic school shall develop and implement a K-12 computer science plan by July 1, 2022.

  • One-half unit of computer science incorportating the standards shall by offered, beginning July 1, 2022 in high school.

  • Computer science instruction incorporating the standards shall be taught, beginning July 1, 2023, in at least one grade level 1-6.

  • Computer science instruction incorporating the standards shall be offered, beginning July 1, 2023, in at least one grade level 7-8.

Professional Learning & Events

Professional learning, events, and information to strengthen computer science instruction.
  • Upcoming Grant Wood AEA Workshops & Events: 
Month Workshop Date/Time Location Workshop Info
September 2021 SCRIPT
Thursdays, Sept. 9,16, 23, and 30
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 201052
Section Number: 307693
October 2021 CS Network
Thursday, Oct. 21
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 182111
Section Number: 307689
November
2021
CS Standards
Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 9
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
and/or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Face-to-face
6th Street
Course Number: 168479
• Morning Section Number:
307775
• Afternoon Section Number:
307715
December
2021
Computer Science
Education Week &
Hour of Code Events

Monday, Dec. 6 -
Sunday, Dec. 12
Asynchronous
Events
Visit our site in November 2021
for events and resources:
gwaea.org/HourofCode
January
2022
CS Network
Thursday, Jan. 13
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 182111
Section Number: 307690
February
2022
SCRIPT
Thursdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 201052
Section Number: 307694
March
2022
CS Standards Workshop
Tuesday, March 29
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
and/or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Face-to-face
33rd Avenue
Course Number: 168479
• Morning Section Number:
307716
• Afternoon Section Number:
307776
April
2022
CS Network
Thursday, April 7
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 182111
Section Number: 307692
June
2022
SCRIPT
Monday, June 13 -
Thursday, June 16
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and
Monday, June 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Course Number: 201052
• Morning Section Number:
307696
• Afternoon Section Number:
307695