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Computer Science Implementation Plan

Overview

In May 2022, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to develop a statewide implementation plan for computer science education, which would provide access to comprehensive computer science education opportunities to every public school student in this state by the 2027-2028 school year. As part of this process, ODE and HECC are reaching out to partners and the community to conduct broad engagement and ensure this plan is developed with Oregon voices and addresses the current inequities that exist in Computer Science Education.

Timeline

Timeline spanning November 2022 to August 2023. See alternate description below. Alternate description: Phase I Engagement is 11/22 - 1/23. Consult Group meetings and implementation plan writing is 2/23 - 3/23. Phase II Engagement is 4/23 - 6/23. Consult Group meeting and implementation plan writing is 7/23 - 8/23.

Consult Group

To support the Computer Science implementation plan, ODE and HECC are establishing a Computer Science Consult Group. The group will meet regularly from February 2022 through August 2023 to review engagement summaries, draft recommendations, and advise ODE and HECC staff. If you are passionate about computer science education, we encourage you to lend your voice and apply to be part of the Computer Science Consult Group. To view application requirements and find out more, please visit ourConsult Group Application and apply by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2023 (also available in Spanish). A shareable advertisement. .

Statewide Computer Science Plan Engagement Sessions

Your Voice Matters!

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) are hosting engagement sessions in the coming months to discuss and share ideas on the 2022 Governor’s computer science directive. We are hoping to hear from educators, career connected partners, students, families, community members from across the state. Please share these invitations with your communities.

Purpose:

The purpose of this engagement is to:

  • Provide information about Governor Kate Brown’s computer science directive.
  • Learn about the stories, perspectives, and ideas of those interested in creating equitable opportunities for computer science for all students across Oregon.

Registration:

Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Students, Families, and Community Members:

These sessions have passed. A copy of the Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Students, Families, and Community Members presentation.

Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Career Connected Partners:

These sessions have passed. A copy of the Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Career Connected Partners presentation.

Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Education Partners:

These sessions have passed. A copy of the Engagement Sessions with a Focus for Education Partners presentation.

If you would like us to schedule an additional engagement session in a language other than English, Spanish, or ASL, please email the Computer Science account. Depending upon the number of requests for this option, we may set up additional sessions. We will also have engagement materials available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, and Arabic at each session and available upon request by emailing the Computer Science account.

If you are a member of an organization that is unable to participate in one of the above events and would like to schedule another time with us, please email us at ode.csinitiative@ode.oregon.gov.

We look forward to learning from you!



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 at ode.csinitiative@ode.oregon.gov.

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