Computer Science is the study of the capabilities and potential of computers and technology. Our mission is to help students learn how CS can be applied in all walks of life through creative computing. These skills are applicable in the top five industries in Detroit, and can lead to in demand technical careers.
Computer Science exposure in students’ academic careers has the potential to inspire the future generation of our workforce. CS education provides young people as early as elementary school with rich and rigorous content, inspiring students’ sense of curiosity, and giving them the tools and habits of critical thinking to understand the world around them.
The launch of CSforALL, as well as Quicken Loans’ commitment to supporting this work, has now led to the development of the CS for Detroit website that includes integrated computer science lessons by grade. These resources have been the focus of the CS for Detroit team and will be available for teachers of all core subject areas to use in their classrooms.
Over the last year, new standards in computer science have been adopted across Michigan. As a result, students are more likely to choose to pursue Computer Science college and/or career pathways that ultimately meet Detroit’s workforce needs.
CS for Detroit is committed to providing quality instructional supports and services leading to improved career and postsecondary education outcomes for all students.
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education. The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, the Infosys Foundation, Google and many more.
#GoOpen Michigan's authoring tools make it easy to combine text, pictures, documents, slides, files and video, and save them as openly licensed educational resources—which can then be shared with friends, colleagues and educators from around the world.
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Michigan's new computer science standards are available on #GoOpen Michigan. You can search for resources aligned to standards, or add your own materials to the site to share with other educators. To learn more about how to connect and use the standards in your teaching practice visit the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards website.