Online Workshops

exploring computer science

Thanks to National Science Foundation(NSF) support, CS for Oregon is helping to fund Oregon high schools interested in adopting a national, equity-based, evidence-supported curriculum called Exploring Computer Science (ECS). Learn more

For more information, Contact Cynthia Reséndiz at [email protected]

Only 37% of Oregon high schools offer computer science (CS) programs of study. Not only do 93% of Oregon parents want their child’s school to teach computer science (CS), but a majority of Oregon school administrators believe CS should be a required core class!

The Oregon Department of Education has invested in a drive to improve computer science and digital literacy with the CS Drive project. CS Drive positions STEM Hubs in Oregon to be regional leaders, facilitating a solution that ensures all K-12 Oregon public school students receive aligned, meaningful, high-quality Computer Science learning experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

CS Drive provides: 
  1. K-12 computer science education strategic planning aligned to state and national goals in collaboration with school district teams and the NSF-funded CSforALL project;
  2. Recruitment of and training for CS educators in collaboration with high-quality professional development providers committed to equity; and,
  3. Facilitation of C4C: Counselors for Computing professional development provided by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).

- Adapted from ODE Computer Science and Digital Literacy STEM Investment

SCRIPT Workshops

What does it take to build a K-12 computer science education plan for your school district? Come to a SCRIPT workshop and find out! The Strategic CSforALL Resource and Implementation Planning Tool (SCRIPT) helps your school district build an equitable, sustainable, localized, K-12 computer science plan.

During the one or two-day SCRIPT workshop, District Teams collaborate on self-assessment and goal-setting, and evaluate the needs, strengths, and challenges facing their districts. Led by a CSforALL facilitator, teams envision long-term K-12 computer science education plans for their districts, and set 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year goals for optimal alignment and progress.

Learn more about the requirements for districts who want to participate in a SCRIPT workshop, and contact the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to express your interest and learn more.