ISTE’s bold vision for computer science (CS) education builds on our strong track record of empowering educators. Together we will create partnerships, build community for educators, provide a framework for developing computational thinking competencies, and provide high quality professional learning resources.
The new CT Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to bring CT to all K-12 content areas and are designed for all educators, including those new to computer science. They augment the competencies embedded in the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators. Explore the CT Competencies!
See how teachers are integrating CS and computational thinking into all subject areas by fearlessly learning alongside students. Learn how to jump right in by embracing a learn-a-little-teach-a-little mindset!
CODE.ORG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS
ISTE is proud to partner with Code.org, a leading provider of high-quality, curriculum and professional learning for K-12 computer science focused on engaging all students. Here are some of the CS course offerings:
This course provides a wide lens on CS by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS and data. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games and physical computing devices.
More than a traditional introduction to programming, this is a rigorous, engaging and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.
Check out these best-selling ISTE titles on key CS topics!
NO FEAR CODING
Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum
By Heidi Williams
Learn how to bring coding into your K-5 curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area.
Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum
By Josh Caldwell
Math, English language arts and social studies teachers will get the guidance they need to integrate computational thinking into their 6-8 classrooms.
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING MEETS STUDENT LEARNING
Extending the ISTE Standards
By Kiki Prottsman
This booklet will help educators understand the ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies so they can incorporate CT into curriculum to deepen student learning, no matter the subject area.
Exploring New Frontiers for Learning
By Michelle Zimmerman
Learn what artificial intelligence is, how it works and how to use it to better prepare students for a world with increased human-computer interaction.