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Grant Wood AEA has an interdisciplinary computer science team 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.

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Standards

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.

Requirements

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)What you need to know:

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

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

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

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

Supports:

Grant Wood AEA is part of the Statewide Iowa AEA CS Team. Please visit the team’s website at bit.ly/IowaAEACS for SCRIPT resources, CS standards and unpacking information, current updates, and statewide computer science programs.

2022-23 Funding Opportunities

Time Sensitive Computer Science Professional Development & Funding Opportunities! 

The statewide AEA Computer Science team was awarded nearly one million dollars for K-12 Teacher PD this summer. Please look at the program information at the AEA Statewide Computer Science grant programs website. We are accepting applications on our 📋 Waitlist Form if you are interested in participating this summer!

The Iowa Department of Education has appropriated funds to help districts meet the computer science requirements included in House File 2629. Please learn more in the Important Computer Science Updates & Funding Opportunities document.

Professional Learning & Events

Professional learning, events, and information to strengthen computer science instruction.

ℹ️ Curriculum & Club Resources




District/Educator teams are encouraged to use the TEC Rubric developed by Canon Lab to review curricular and club resources prior to adopting them for instruction.

  • Elementary Curriculum & Supplemental Materials List (resource coming soon)
  • Middle School Curriculum & Supplemental Materials List (resource coming soon)
  • High School Curriculum & Supplemental Materials List
  • Extracurricular Clubs & Competition Resource List (resource coming soon)

🤖 Physical Computing Resources




  • Want to learn more about our physical computing demo kits? Complete our short Physical Computing Interest Survey now. We’ll follow up with a curated list of physical computing devices for you to consider and test drive.
  • Our Physical Computing Toolbox has resources & lessons to teach CS with robots, micro-controllers, and robotics kits! Main Menu of the Physical Computing Toolbox listing all items available for use in classrooms.

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