SEA#0048: Education - Computer Science & Computational Thinking Highlights
- Computer science is now listed in the common core of knowledge, which will required to be taught by all K-12 schools no later than 2022-2023 school year.
- Computational thinking is now listed in common core of skills, which will require school districts to integrate computational thinking into K-12 courses.
- The 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.
March 28th, Wyoming Economic Development Association Meeting
April 10th, University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative Governing Board Meeting
April 23rd, Southwest Wyoming Excels Meeting, Holiday Inn, Rock Springs
April 23rd, Excels Board of Directors Meeting, Holiday Inn, Rock Springs
April 25th-27th, WY State Chamber Spring Conference
May 2nd-3rd, Wyoming Workforce Development Council Meeting, Lander
May 16th, Wyoming Business Alliance Steering Committee Meeting, Casper
June 13th-15th, Wyoming Association of Municipalities Conference
August 14th, University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative Governing Board Meeting
October 9th, University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative Governing Board Meeting
November 13th-15th, Governor's Business Forum, Little America, Cheyenne