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Computer science education has been defined as the study of computers, algorithmic processes, and computer programming and coding, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society (22-97-102, C.R.S.).

"We want students to understand what a computer can do, what a human can do, and why that’s different." - Mark Guzdial, Prof. of Computing, Georgia Tech

Important Announcements

Computer Science Teacher Education (CSEd) Grant Program ....coming again soon!

Approximately $900,000 is available for the 2018-19 school year for computer science teacher professional development. Please check back at the end of June, 2018 for application details.

New! Computer Science Standards 

During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring CDE to develop voluntary academic standards for computer science for secondary students. The Colorado State Board of Education approved the standards on 4/11/18. Thank you and congratulations to the Computer Science Standards Committee.

K-8 Computer Science Standards Recommendations from Colorado District Leaders.


CS4CO webinars will be offered twice monthly. 


Computational Thinking with Axel Reitzig, June 6, 7-8 pm

Standards and Course Objectives with Brandon Peterson, tba


AP Computer Science. Join Chuck Powell, AP Computer Science A/Principles and AP Physics teacher at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado and president of the Colorado Computer Science Teacher Education Association to discuss all aspects of teaching AP computer science courses. Sean Wybrant, computer science teacher who focuses on game-based instruction and Colorado Teacher of the Year will also be on the call. 

2016-17 Information Tech Course Codes by District


JeffCo Approved Digital Tools Menu


Computer Science Toolkit for Parents


Digital Literacy & Learning Resources from the Colorado Virtual Library

Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors involving the effective use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs for purposes of communication, expression, collaboration and advocacy.

Information technology is the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data.


EUpdates 2018

are monthly Computer Science Education newsletters. Please email Christine Liebe with announcements.





PLC Byte

Research-based presentations educators can use for professional learning community discussions.

Differentiation / PPT


For website assistance in Computer Science, please contact Christine Liebe.


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