School CSforAll Resource & Implementation Planning Tools (SCRIPT)
SCRIPT is a 2-day workshop that guides participants in the creation of personalized, district-specific CS4RI implementation plans through collaborative self-assessment of local needs, capacity, and goals for computer science education. District teams work together through facilitator-led exercises that focus on:
- Developing and expanding district CS vision;
- Accessing CS materials and curriculum;
- Pathway planning and goal setting;
- Building and supporting teacher capacity; and
- Networking with partners and community.
Workshop materials include planning tools and rubrics that will help attendees assess, prioritize, and develop realistic plans that reflect the unique needs and goals at the local level.
At the end of the 2-day workshop, district teams have an action plan that will identify 3- and 6-month goals as well as establish a long-term plan for developing pathways for students.
Additionally, participants will learn about:
- The recently endorsed Rhode Island Computer Science Education Standards;
- The CS curricula that are available through the CS4RI matrix partners; and
- Specific strategies for broadening participation in computer science.
A districtwide plan is developed during the workshop. With this in mind, it is best to recruit a 4-6 person team that includes district leadership (superintendent or assistant superintendent), curriculum developers (district level coordinators), school leadership (principals or assistant principals), and teachers from different level schools (elementary, middle, or high).
It is suggested that two teachers from different schools in the district attend. Because teachers do not typically work over the summer as administrators do, stipends of $500 per teacher are available for up to $1000 per district. Teachers must participate on both days to receive the funding.
Register for one of the following SCRIPT Workshop locations. Participation is required on both days.*
August 21-22, 2018*
Rhode Island College
Alger Hall 110
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
August 15-16, 2018*
University of Rhode Island
Kingston Campus - Pharmacy Building
(Avedisian Hall Auditorium - Room 170)
7 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881