Michigan Computer Science Standards PD Course

Computer Science Standards: A Primer for K-5 Teachers

For Michigan’s students to be competitive in the 21st-century economy, it is critical that they have access to computer science learning opportunities. Why? Because they need to develop skills and aptitudes in computer science that equip them to navigate new and emerging innovations.

In partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, we have developed a course that provides an overview of Michigan’s K-12 Computer Science Standards and demonstrate how they can be integrated with existing teaching practice in a K-5 classroom setting.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why computer science education is urgent
  • Explain the importance of equity in computer science education
  • Define computer science
  • Summarize the implications of the Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • Generate ideas for integrating computer science into the classroom
  • Utilize resources that help integrating computer science into the classroom
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