Digital literacy, computer science guidelines released

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau released a guide for schools that want to offer high-quality digital literacy and computer science courses.

“To be successful in today’s digital world, students need to know how to use computers and other digital tools to solve problems, develop new innovations, and work across disciplines,” Superintendent Juneau said. “The jobs of today and tomorrow require the ability to understand and use information in a variety of digital formats. From construction and healthcare, to agriculture and education, technology plays an ever increasing role.”

The Office of Public Instruction, in collaboration with an advisory committee made up of educators and business leaders, has developed computer science guidelines modeled after the Massachusetts framework.

The voluntary digital literacy and computer science guidelines received a stamp of approval from educators in small and large Montana school districts. In order to support the guidelines, the OPI is developing professional development opportunities for educators.

The new digital literacy and computer science guidelines can be found at the OPI’s website, http://opi.mt.gov/Curriculum/CSI/index.html?gpm=1_2#gpm1_7.

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