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Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS)

Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) knowledge, reasoning, and skills are essential both to prepare students for personal and civic efficacy in the twenty-first century and to prepare and inspire a much larger and more diverse number of students to pursue the innovative and creative careers of the future. In Massachusetts, DLCS instruction includes the areas of computing and society, digital tools and collaboration, computing systems, and computational thinking.

Although, Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science are distinctive in nature, it is essential to take an inclusive approach to teaching and preparing our students for today's modern society.

The standards represent the core elements of digital literacy and computer science, not the totality of each.

DLCS Learning Standards

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2016 DLCS Curriculum Framework
 

DLCS Instructional Resources

  • DLCS 5–12 License

  • Professional Development Resources

  • Curriculum Planning Tools

  • Classroom Resources

    Broadening Participation of Elementary Students and Teachers in Computer Science

    Broadening Participation of Elementary Students and Teachers in Computer Science is an NSF project that partners ESE, the Education Development Center (EDC) and school districts around the state. This partnership is developing and piloting instructional curriculum modules to facilitate implementation of the computational thinking strand of the 2016 Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards in grades 1-6.

    Project Goals:
    • Design, develop and pilot 18 integrated modules (I-Mods)
    • Build the capacity of Massachusetts elementary school teachers to integrate CT into their math and/or science units
    • Integrate this work into educational infrastructure for standards/curriculum development and scale-up.

    Progress:

    • To date 50+ educators have participated in capacity building professional development
    • 10 modules were drafted and will be piloted in 2016-2017 school year. These will be posted for use by end of summer 2017.
    • 8 modules will be develop in the summer of 2017 for pilot in the 2017-2018 school year. These will be posted for use by end of summer 2018.
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    AP Computer Science Principles PD Providers
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    Exploring Computer Science PD Providers
  • DLCS Networks and Associations

  • Grant Opportunities

  • DLCS Data: Participation and Job Market


DLCS Contact

NamePhone Number
Anne DeMallie781-338-3527


Last Updated: November 14, 2018
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