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Our Mission

We believe that computer science should be offered in every school in Kentucky, grades K-12.  We develop partnerships to create and manage professional development solutions for teachers at every level.

Our Initiatives

CSforAll SCRIPT

The SCRIPT — the Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool — is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students.

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Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Discoveries

Computer Science Principles

AP® Computer Science A

As the Code.org Regional Partner for the state of Kentucky, we provide professional learning for teachers to prepare them to use Code.org curricula with their students.

Consisting of six courses optimized for grades K-5 and designed to be fun and engaging, Computer Science Fundamentals courses blend online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship. 

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Mapped to CSTA and Kentucky Academic CS standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, programming, physical computing, user centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems.

(AP®) Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable curriculum that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

Computer Science A is an Advanced Placement (AP®) course designed to broaden participation in computer science. Code.org is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of AP® Computer Science A curriculum and professional development. The Course has been reviewed by the College Board and is pre-approved to pass the audit. The professional development is also endorsed by the College Board as meeting (and exceeding) the standards of the AP® Summer Institutes.

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In summer 2020, AdvanceKentucky started working with Apple Professional Learning to provide teachers working with Apple devices professional development in the Everyone Can Code and Develop in Swift curricula.

Everyone Can Code

The Everyone Can Code curriculum will guide you through Swift Playgrounds, an app that teaches coding for kids through a world of interactive puzzles and playful characters.  It's great for students ages eight and up (primarily grades 4-8), and will help you introduce coding in the same language used by professional app developers.

Devices needed: iPad or Mac

Develop in Swift

You don't need prior experience to dive right into designing and developing apps.  The Develop in Swift curriculum makes it easy to teach ages 14 and up (grades 9-12) to code just like the pros - whether it's for a semester or for certification.

Devices needed: MacBook or iMac.

CS + Additive Manufacturing

This program is designed for Kentucky public school teachers and support personnel - elementary, middle or high school - who want to gain 3D printing and additive manufacturing skills to implement in their classroom. A participant does not need to have previous 3D printing experience, just a willingness to learn how 3D printing and additive manufacturing are changing today's educational and workforce environments.

Program Benefits

  • Full access to college level Additive Manufacturing courses with focus on 3D design and printing, at no cost

  • A 3D printer to use in your classroom

  • Post-program approval to facilitate dual credit courses that fulfill multiple Kentucky CTE career pathways