Wyoming Computer Science (CS) Education Initiatives

March 2018: The Senate File SF0029 passed and the Wyoming Governor signed. Education-Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT). 

Senate File SF0029:  http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2018/Engross/SF0029.pdf 

There are several main points of the Wyoming bill and they include the following:

 

  • Computer science is now listed in the common core of knowledge, which will be required to be taught by all K-12 schools no later than 2022-2023 school year.
  • Computational thinking is now listed in the common core of skills, which will require school districts to integrate computational thinking into K-12 courses.
  • The Wyoming State Board of Education must promulgate computer science content standards.
  • Students may count computer science toward one year of their science graduation requirements.
  • Students may count computer science toward one year of math or science for the state scholarship requirements (Hathaway Scholarship Program).
  • The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is required to conduct a study to determine what it will cost for all school districts to offer computer science.
  • The WDE is required to work with the Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) to continue to work on computer science endorsements for elementary, middle and high school teachers.

 

Computer Science Initiatives

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