2019 Computer Science Education Week
Computer science is among the fastest growing industries in our region. We are preparing students for 21st-century careers, by offering cutting-edge computer science courses and programming across the district. In additional to technical skills, these courses teach students critical thinking and problem solving skills.
We envision a future in which students are informed citizens who can:
- Critically engage in public discussion on computer science topics.
- Develop as learners, users and creators of computer science knowledge and artifacts.
- Better understand the role of computing in the world around them.
- Learn, perform and express themselves in other subjects and interests.
Students who graduate with a computer science foundation will go on to be tech-savvy and tech-literate members of society who are consumers and creators technology. They will become doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists and software developers who will drive even greater levels of innovation in these fields, benefiting their communities and the world. We are dedicated to making this vision of computer science education accessible to all.
Effective and relevant computer science learning is critical to delivering our promise that every students graduates prepared to choose their future. The Washington State Computer Science K–12 Learning Standards are designed to enhance teacher understanding and improve student learning so that students are better equipped for college, career and life.