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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.

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.

2021-22 Funding Opportunities

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. The table below outlines the workshops Grant Wood AEA will deliver this year to support districts with meeting the computer science requirements. Districts can use the funds available to attend SCRIPT workshops and to select K-12 computer science curriculums from a menu.

Professional Learning & Events

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

Professional Learning & Events




Month Workshop Date, Time & Location Workshop Info
Oct. 2021 CS Network

  • Thursday, Oct. 21
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual
Course Number: 182111
Section Number: 307689
Nov. 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

SCRIPT

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Face-to-face & 33rd Avenue
Course Number: 168479
• Morning Section Number:
307775
• Afternoon Section Number:
307715


Course Number: 182109
Section Number: 308986

 

Dec. 2021 Computer Science
Education Week &
Hour of Code Events

  • Monday, Dec. 6 –
    Sunday, Dec. 12
  • Asynchronous Events
Visit our site in Nov. 2021
for events and resources:
gwaea.org/HourofCode
Jan. 2022 CS Network

  • Thursday, Jan. 13
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual

SCRIPT

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Face-to-face & 33rd Avenue
Course Number: 182111
Section Number: 307690


Course Number: 182109
Section Number: 308987

Feb. 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 and 33rd Ave.
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

Endorsement Programs

Computer Science Endorsement Programs




Important contacts

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Corey Rogers

Digital Learning Consultant

319-626-1270 Email Corey Rogers