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
2016 DLCS Curriculum Framework
DLCS Instructional Resources
DLCS 5–12 License
Professional Development Resources
Overview of 2016 DLCS Standards
|This overview presentation is designed to provide an overview of the 2016 DLCS Framework and includes the following sections:
- The Need
- Overview of the Framework
Implementation and Licensure (2017)
|11/14/2017 MA STEM Summit
This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the 2016 DLCS Framework implementation and licensure.
General PD Planning Guidance
|This site is a resource for professional development leaders to support the development of high quality professional development. It includes case studies and tools to support professional development planning and assessment.
AP Computer Science Principles PD Providers
Exploring Computer Science PD Providers
Curriculum Planning Tools
DLCS Networks and Associations
DLCS Data: Participation and Job Market
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
| Anne DeMallie||781-338-3527|
| Paula Moore||781-338-3529|
Last Updated: January 13, 2021