Challenge: Scaling K-12 Education Technology and CS Programming Across US — how might we expand reach without sacrificing quality?
Computer Science for All (CSforALL)’s mission is to make high-quality computer science an integral part of the educational experience of all K-12 students and teachers in the US and to support student pathways to college and career success.
CSforALL has supported some 150 school districts across the United States — primarily in urban areas. This programming includes consulting with district and state level teams to create state level plans for integrating CS education into K-12, thinking about lens of equity and serving “all” and maintaining rigor and high quality in the process. This requires significant support on the team at CSforALL. There is significant demand from districts across the US and globally but CSforALL’s capacity for response is challenged. How might they scale and reach every district that needs them without reducing quality of programming?
More Information on CSForALL’s District Support Programming: SCRIPT — the Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool — is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students. School districts and other local education organizations are the unit of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 computer science education. The SCRIPT supports systems-level change by addressing five key areas: (1) Leadership, (2) Teacher Capacity and Development, (3) Curriculum and Materials Selection and Refinement, (4) Partners, and (5) Community.