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Texas K-12 Computer Science Education Policy

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Texas K-12 Computer Science Education Policy

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Texas K-12 Computer Science Education Policy

  1. 1. 1 July 25, 2018 Texas K-12 Computer Science Education Policy Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director Center for STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs
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  3. 3. 3 Texas is considered a national leader in K-12 CS Education. • TX counts AP Computer Science as a math credit for graduation. • TX requires high school CS teachers to be certified in computer science. • TX requires teachers to pass a CS content exam to be CS certified. • TX has state standards for computer science courses. • TX is a leader in the number of Black, Hispanic, and female AP CS enrollees. • And…
  4. 4. 4 TX requires all HS to offer CS courses!
  5. 5. 5 74.3(b)(2)(I) Tech App Curriculum Requirement – every district must offer, and 74.3(b)(4) each student must have the opportunity to participate in the following: Computer Science I AP Computer Scienceor At least two (2) of the following: • Computer Science III • Digital Art and Animation • Digital Communications in the 21st Century • Digital Design and Media Production • Digital Forensics • Digital Video and Audio Design • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science • Fundamentals of Computer Science • Game Programming and Design • Independent Study in Evolving/Emerging Technologies • Independent Study in Technology Applications • Mobile Application Development • Robotics Programming and Design • 3-D Modeling and Animation • Web Communications • Web Design • Web Game Development Computer Science II Curriculum Requirement Source: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074a.html
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  7. 7. 7 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Credit •As of April 2018, TX allows CS I, II, III, AP CSP, AP CS A, & IB CS to count as a LOTE credit (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.12, b, 5, ii.). •AP Computer Science A or IB Computer Science Higher Level can satisfy BOTH one advanced mathematics requirement AND a LOTE requirement for graduation (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.11, k).
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  9. 9. 9 HB 3593 - Cybersecurity SBOE must create a Cybersecurity course Pathway • UT’s Center for STEM Education is convening Texas CS Task Force to make recommendations to the TEA on the courses that should be included in the new Cybersecurity pathway. • Courses in the pathway should receive weighted funding – may be CTE. • Cybersecurity course pathway recommendations include at least 1 CS course. • Probably won’t be in effect until 2019-2020 school year.
  10. 10. 10 Fundamentals of Computer Science (Code.org CS Discoveries) Grade 8 Computer Science Pathway Recommendation Computer Science I Grade 9 AP CS Principles Grade 9 Computer Science II Grade 10 AP CS A Grade 10 Mobile App Development or or Game Design/ Development Robotics Programming Cybersecurity Database or Data Analytics
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  12. 12. 12 Back to diversity ...
  13. 13. 13 Computer Science: The fastest growing AP course this decade 25% increase in female participation 38% increase in underrepresented minorities Exponential Growth of CS in First Year of AP CS Principles (2016-17)
  14. 14. 14 The College Board AP CS Principles Framework  A number of AP CS Principles curricula available  No standard programming language  No recommended order or sequencing  Includes a research / writing task as well as programming  Project Based  Encourages collaboration and creativity
  15. 15. 15 PEIMS Numbers Computer Science Principles A3580300
  16. 16. 16 PEIMS Numbers
  17. 17. 17 Fundamental of CS and CS Principles - required certification Technology Applications or Computer Science 8-12 Teacher Certification
  18. 18. 18 Stay in the Loop about CS opportunities  Check out WeTeach_CS Events  More professional development events added weekly  Java, Integrating CS, How to Teach HS CS, Equity in CS, LOGO, cybersecurity, and more! Subscribe to WeTeach_CS Blog ➢ WeTeachCS.org

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