December 1, 2023

Computer Science Week - How Berkley Schools Implements Computer Science Lessons & Training

Computer Science Week - How Berkley Schools Implements Computer Science Lessons & Training

Computer Science Education Week begins on December 4 and runs through December 10. Berkley Schools has made large strides over the last year advancing computer science education. Last year, the District was the first district in Oakland County to complete the CSforALL SCRIPT workshop, a vision and goal-setting process with the Michigan Department of Education. This paved the way to be awarded a competitive state grant to support professional development in the area of computer science for Berkley teachers this year. Berkley School District believes in teaching computer science to all students because innovation, persistence, and creativity lead to citizens capable of leveraging technology to positively impact society.

All K-5 media specialists are piloting varied grade levels of computer science and digital literacy curriculum which will ensure that even the youngest students are introduced to computer science fundamentals, sparking curiosity and enthusiasm and equitable access for computer science from an early age.

Secondary computer science teachers are working to align and grow computer science pathways at the secondary level. With the support of a computer science grant, Computer Science (CS) teachers were able to attend the state-wide CS for MI conference to further their learning and ideas for innovation in computer science.

Student representatives from the BHS computer science course will attend the Student Showcase at the Capitol to highlight their app design and computer science work during Computer Science Education week in Lansing. Student teams gather at this event to represent their school and demonstrate best practices of technology enhancing teaching and learning for lawmakers, business leaders, and other citizens.

Berkley Schools Computer Science Leadership Team is dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous improvement in computer science education all year long.

Looking for ways to explore computer science at home? Check out this year’s Hour of Code activities focused on Creativity with AI.