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
CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. (2011)
Computing at School. (n.d.). Retrieved June 2013
Dorling, Mark. (2013). CAS Computing Progressions Pathways (Y1) to KS3 (Y9) by topic
International Society for Technology in Education Student Standards. (2007)
Massachusetts K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Guide. EDC, 2017
Mass.Gov Parents and Youth. (n.d.). Retrieved May 2016
Standards for the 21st Century Learner. (2007)
DLCS Instructional Resources
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
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Last Updated: January 13, 2021