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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

  • DLCS Networks and Associations

  • Grant Opportunities

  • DLCS Data: Participation and Job Market

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    Access to PK-12 Computer Science Courses in Massachusetts, 2016-2017
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    Community College Pathway to IT and Computing Careers, NCWIT,2018
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    Degrees of Urgency, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2014
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    High Paying Degrees in Computer Technology, Computer Science Online, 2017
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    Military Pathways to IT and Computing Careers, NCWIT,2018
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    Students on STEM, Change the Equation, 2016
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    Technology Jobs in Massachusetts: The Demand for a Massachusetts Technology Workforce, Burning Glass and Achieve, 2017
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    Technology Talent Initiative Workforce Plan, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2014
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    The Degree Gap, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2016
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    Trends in The State of Computer Science in U.S. K-12 Schools, Gallup and Google, 2016
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    University Pathway to IT and Computing Careers, NCWIT,2018


DLCS Implementation Support

DLCS Ambassadors — A cadre of educators, our "DLCS Ambassadors" are available to assist schools and districts across the state become familiar with the Digital Literacy and Computer Science Framework and curricular units that integrate computation thinking standards in Elementary grades 1-6. Districts and event organizers can request an Ambassador by emailing STEMwithCT@gmail.com


DLCS Contact

NamePhone Number
Anne DeMallie781-338-3527

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
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