Computer Science Initiatives

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Computer and Cyber Science in North Dakota
Computer and Cyber Science (CCS) education in North Dakota is a dynamic and developing field. As state educational officials work to develop a formal CCS education plan, please check in here to discover ways to become involved.

Computer Science as a Math Credit
In the spring of 2017, North Dakota legislators passed a new bill that is reflected in North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21 under graduations and scholarship requirements. One of the criteria is that all students must have three units of mathematics with the added phrase “which may include one unit of computer science approved by the superintendent of public instruction”. A Computer Science/Math Steering Committee was created, met, and determined computer science courses that could be used as a math credit.

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Teach Computer Science
Schools are in need of more computer science teachers for every child to have equitable access. If you’ve ever considered teaching computer science or know other teachers who might love it,’s professional learning programs are an ideal place to begin. Over 72,000 teachers have participated in the programs, with 98% of attendees saying they would recommend the program to another teacher.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers, which begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop, and continues with four additional one-day follow-up workshops throughout the year.
Participants attending an out-of-state, hosted Teacher Conference (TeacherCon) will have flights, lodging, and meals provided at no cost. No-cost, one-day professional development workshops for elementary teachers led by an experienced computer science facilitator will be available in North Dakota this spring.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Matt Scherbenske at 701-328-2629.