Computer Science


Computer Science Education in Oklahoma

Having strong STEM subject-area foundations will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. The Oklahoma State Department of Education collaborates with Oklahoma educators to develop and identify high-quality resources for teachers and districts. Oklahoma resources include the Oklahoma Computer Science Toolkit, guidance documents and research, virtual professional development modules, and access to instructional communities for professional growth.

Special Announcements

Provide Feedback on the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science (OAS-CS)

The 2018 Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science will be reviewed and, as needed, revised in the summer/fall of 2022. Before revision, the public has the opportunity to evaluate how the guidelines of the standards have been fulfilled and help to determine the level of revision needed. There will also be the option to provide feedback on specific computer science standards. 

Oklahoma Academic Standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year and are written by Oklahomans for Oklahoma. By providing your feedback, you are helping to ensure clear, coherent, and purposeful standards for Oklahoma students.

Please submit all feedback by Friday, August 5th, at 5:00 p.m. Submit your feedback by completing this form.

Legislative Requirements for Computer Science and Frequently Asked Questions

Recent legislation (70 O.S. § 11-103.6m) states that beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all Oklahoma public elementary and middle schools and public elementary and middle charter schools will be required to offer instruction aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science (OAS-CS). This statute also states that all public high schools and public charter high schools must offer at least one standalone computer science course

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding this legislation can be found by accessing this document

Resources for Administrators and Educators

Guidance Documents and Additional Resources

Below are links to guidance documents and additional resources to support high-quality computer science programs in schools and districts.

 

Resource Database for Computer Science Teachers

Disclaimer: Links to third-party websites do not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of the sites by the OSDE. Curriculum decisions are within the district's/school's discretion. For the list of High Quality Instructional Materials for Computer Science that have been approved by the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee, click here.

 

 

Calendar of Professional Learning Opportunities and Events

OSDE Computer Science Contacts

Christine Koerner, Executive Director of STEM Education
Email: Christine.Koerner@sde.ok.gov
Phone: 405-522-5628

Jeremy Maker, Director of Computer Science
Email: Jeremy.Maker@sde.ok.gov

Johnny Bray, Administrative Assistant
Email: Johnny.Bray@sde.ok.gov

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Last updated on August 11, 2022