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Computer Science Implementation Plan

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Overview

In May 2022, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) received a directive to develop a statewide implementation plan for computer science education to ensure access to comprehensive computer science education opportunities to every public school student in this state by the 2027-2028 school year. The Computer Science Education and Enrichment Grants and Program Support is funded by $7.3 million of Governor’s Education Emergency Relief funding, and Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) reverted to GEER uses. 

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) are pleased to release Oregon's Computer Science Education Statewide Implementation Plan

This plan is grounded in the belief that a basic understanding of computer science is vital for all Oregon students. The purpose of the Computer Science Education Statewide Implementation Plan is to provide direction and a reference for educators, policymakers, industry professionals, and community members moving forward. 
The Executive Summary is also available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Chuukese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Releasing this plan marks an important milestone toward the goal of broadening access, participation, and engagement in computer science education for every public school student. Detailed in this draft plan are: 
  • recommended strategies
  • measures for monitoring progress
  • considerations that provide context and details
  • a potential timeline, and 
  • a discussion of funding. 
Statewide Engagement
ODE and the HECC engaged with more than 750 Oregonians and collected more than 1800 comments and feedback through extensive listening sessions with teachers, students, community members, administrators, higher-education representatives, and industry professionals. The engagements occurred in three phases.
Phase I focused on listening sessions with 
culturally specific organizations, education partners, families, and career-connected partners from December 2022 to April 2023. This phase also included an online survey.

Phase II focused on gathering feedback on the initial Outcomes and Strategies that arose from the conversations during Phase I.


Phase III featured a Draft Preview of the plan and a survey to provide feedback. 



 




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ODE and the HECC would like to express their appreciation to the 45 students, educators, community members, higher education representatives, and industry professionals who gave of their time and expertise to support the development of the Computer Science Education Statewide Implementation Plan.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you about how we can increase equitable access to Computer Science Education for all students!  If you have any questions or comments, please send us an email att ode.csinitiative@ode.oregon.gov.

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