How can schools participate in CS4RI?
There are multiple on-ramps for participation in CS4RI. By choosing from a menu of options, schools can integrate CS in a way that makes sense for them and for their students. This builds on the great work that students and educators in Rhode Island are doing on a daily basis, and supports districts in developing meaningful K - 12 CS pathways. There are eight levels of engagement in CS4RI:
1. Standalone Course: yearlong or semester-long CS course
2. CS Integration: lessons/modules integrated into an existing course period (e.g. library, tech, core subject, etc.)
3. External Access - 1: students are accessing CS courses not offered by their home school (e.g. ACN)
4. External Access - 2: students have access to CS courses not offered by their home school (e.g. ACN)
5. CS Exposure - 1: Completed 1 or more Hour of Code (or similar) events with students, and sent students to participate in the CS4RI Summit
6. CS Exposure - 2: Completed 1 or more Hour of Code (or similar) events with students
7. CS Commitment - 1: Planned CS pilot in 2018
8. CS Commitment - 2: Completed educator PD and commitment to offer courses
What is next for CS4RI?
By 2025, CS4RI aims to double the number of computer science graduates in Rhode Island.