Advocacy Representative

Daryl Detrick,

Warren Hills Regional HS, Washington NJ

Announcements:

Governor Murphy announced Computer Science for All initiatives today at Steinert High School, Hamilton Township NJ.


Important Computer Science FAQ sheet from NJDOE - https://www.state.nj.us/education/techno/csfaq.pdf

Latest News Oct 2, 2018

Governor Murphy announced Computer Science for All initiatives today at Steinert High School, Hamilton Township NJ.

Initiatives include:

  • Grants for up to 45 high schools to add CS, totally $2 million
  • New STEM office at NJDOE that will include CS education
  • Forming of Computer Science Advisory Committee to make suggestions on standards and state CS action plan
  • Governor Murphy is joining the national bipartician organization GovernorsForCS

Thank you to Governor Murphy, his staff and NJDOE.

Computer Science Education.

Good for our students.

Good for our state.

State of CS in NJ - Code.org - Aug 2018

CS Education bills

A3870/S2397 – Creates a computer science teaching endorsement.

Status: Signed into Law by Governor Murphy in August 2018

A2873/S2487- Require all high schools in NJ to offer CS class by 2018/19.

Status: Signed into law by Governor Christie in January 2018

A2597/S2161 – Make AP Computer Science count as a Math class beginning with the 2016/17 9th grade class.

Status: Signed into law by the Governor on January 19, 2016. NJ was the 26th state to make CS count as math or science.

A3440/S2030 – Require NJDOE to review CCCS to ensure they incorporate modern computer science standards.

Status: Signed into law by the Governor on January 19, 2016.

NJDOE added Computational Thinking and Programming Standards to 8.2 in 2014. https://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/tech/82.pdf

To find out more about the bills go to http://www.njleg.state.nj.us and type keyword “computer science”.

CS Education Statistics and Resources

Promoting CS in NJ with statistics -https://code.org/promote/nj

State of CS report - 2018 - https://code.org/files/2018_state_of_cs.pdf

CSTA standards https://www.csteachers.org/page/standards (just as a resource, not what we use in NJ) - but the standards are going to be revised in 2019

K-12 CS Framework - https://k12cs.org/ (again, only a resource)

Link to the current NJ 8.2 standard - https://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/tech/82.pdf

Important Computer Science FAQ sheet from NJDOE - https://www.state.nj.us/education/techno/csfaq.pdf