Education is an inherently local enterprise, and school districts are the unit of change for ensuring that CS is implemented with rigor, inclusion, and sustainability goals.
We build the capacity of school districts and other organizations to deliver CS to all students by:
Helping districts and other organizations create a plan for CS implementation based on local conditions and goals, supporting collective impact around school districts (funding, partners, community), and encouraging local ownership
Supporting partners in using the CSforALL framework to support local implementations
Providing support and guidance to local initiatives across the country through an onlineSCRIPT portaland regular “office hours” for consultations
Last year we began development of the SCRIPT, a new framework to help school districts create K-12 CS pathways. The SCRIPT is designed explicitly to set a high bar for rigorous implementation and enable districts to self-assess, set priorities and goals, and select partners that fit their needs.
In 2017, we served nearly 50 school districts with SCRIPT workshops, including 32 districts (reaching more than 750,000 students) that participated in the 2017 CSforALL Summit in St. Louis.
In 2018, with Dell support, we will be providing SCRIPT workshops to several major urban school districts and neighbors including Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Worcester MA, as well as others TBD.
CS Visions– A research project to define the values that drive K-12 CS adoption and can be aligned with the design process
Office Hours – Regularly scheduled opportunities to receive consultation and support from the CSforALL team and network with other members of the CSforALL consortium
To become a member of CSforALL, first review the Membership Guidelines. If you meet the membership criteria, complete this form1. We will be reviewing applications and approving new members during the first week of every month. You will hear from us shortly thereafter!
Benefits of Membership
CSforALL members will benefit primarily through the increased visibility of their work to states, districts, schools, and other implementing partners, as well as funders and policy makers. Additionally, CSforALL sees its role as an initiator of community, and members may be invited to participate or share events where they are the target community/audience. As CSforALL evolves and grows under the guidance of the Steering Committee, there may be other benefits.
Responsibilities of Members
Members will be asked to:
Create and maintain a CSforALL landing page or resource collection on their website2
Provide CSforALL with a logo and URL to display on the website
Respond to annual requests from CSforALL for data or reporting of activities/commitments regarding CS education activities (e.g., number of teachers trained, schools impacted, student numbers and demographics, etc.)
1 If your membership is approved, the information you provided for the required fields will be used to create your public membership profile on the CSforALL site. Please do not include any private or confidential information. 2 If a member’s content is explicitly focused on CS education, the member’s primary home page may be used as the CSforALL landing page.