Tennessee will soon require all K-12 schools to offer computer science.
Is your school district ready?
What is SCRIPT Crew TN & How We Help District?
Have you heard of the new policy in Tennessee requiring computer science education in every school by the 2023-2024 school year? The new policy will require:
Every high school student to complete a full year of computer science education to graduate
Every middle school student to receive at least one course in computer science education
Every elementary school student to receive age-appropriate computer science education through their instructional programs
All no later than the 2024-2025 school year
Together with CSforALL, Memphis-based CodeCrew has secured a $1M National Science Foundation grant to support school districts in implementing this new policy. The vehicle of impact will be the CSforALL SCRIPT framework, which will be utilized to train and support facilitators and district teams across Tennessee in strategic planning and implementation of computer science education plans. The aim of the grant is to impact up to 45% of the 147 school districts in Tennessee by helping district leaders advance computer science education across their respective districts. The grant prioritizes rural Tennessee districts who serve high percentages of BIPOC students or that have large student populations who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Starting this Fall, CodeCrew would like to invite you and selected members of your district to participate in FREE, well-established strategic planning workshops to design an implementation plan and identify resources to meet the new requirements. Workshops teaching the CSforALL SCRIPT Framework and the follow up supports for districts that participate are offered for FREE in exchange for open communication around how CS is being added and expanded in a district’s course catalog.
SCRIPT tools help you create a PLAN
The workshops help empower teachers and LEA leaders to feel CONFIDENT in the work
The workshops help provide RESOURCES through information and connections in the community
For a limited amount of time, small implementation grants will be provided to early participating districts to cover the cost of substitutes for their district team members. Please, contact us if you are interested in finding out more details about our upcoming workshops, or want to request a workshop in your area.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Darius James via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently for Tennessee Local Education Agencies and school districts ONLY. We define LEAs as a governing body that maintains administrative control over an educational subdivision of a state (i.e. school districts, county offices of education, etc.)
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Prospective SCRIPT Facilitators should ideally have some experience leading professional development as well as knowledge of K-12 school systems. SCRIPT Facilitators should ideally have good knowledge of the computer science education offerings, initiatives, existing resources, and needs for the learning communities with which they work.
LEA teams should consist of at least the following members: 1) An LEA administrator/tribal department of education member, 2) a building leader, 3) an educator that will teach or currently teaches computer science, and 4) another school-based member that can either be instructional or non-instructional (librarian, school counselor, etc.). The teams should have representatives from K-8 and 9-12.
It is important that all participants attend the entire workshop. Every segment is connected to your success. If you can not attend for the entire time we ask you to reschedule for another time.
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