On April 25, the Wyoming Board of Education approved the new revised Computer Science Standards. These are now open for public comment through June.
After receiving push back on the elementary standards the committee reconvened in hopes of make the K-5 standards more accessible to elementary teachers and schools. In my opinion they were very successful! They did not cut back the amount of standards that there were like many educators hoped, instead they prioritized them. Now just 4 Computer Science benchmarks are necessary for mastery by the 2nd grade and 9 by the end of 5th grade. This is much more achievable, especially for smaller districts in Wyoming. Check out the slideshow below that points out some of the major changes in the standards document and also shows examples of how to pair priority and supporting standards together into integrated coding lessons using Scratch and Scratch Jr.
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