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Funding for Nationally Designed Computing Education Curriculum & Professional Development

Most students express an interest in a rich understanding of computing and want to learn more about how to create in a computing environment, yet computing classes often appeal to a subset of the student population and lack diversity.

The National Science Foundation(NSF) is helping to fund Oregon high schools interested in adopting  a national, equity-based, evidence-supported curriculum called
Exploring Computer Science (ECS).

ECS focuses on developing a welcoming and inclusive environment that is rigorous and engaging. ECS can be used as a foundation for an existing or planned CTE Program of Study(POS) or as a stand-alone course taught by a teacher certified in any subject.

Educators can express their interest by clicking here to download the flyer.

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About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (137 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.