Model Curriculum for Computer Science

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Ohio’s Model Curriculum for Computer Science Revision Public Comment Period

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies is in the process of revising Ohio’s Model Curriculum for Computer Science. according to House Bill 110, Section 3301.079. Read more information on this topic below.


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Model curriculum offers local educators in-depth guidance for Ohio’s Learning Standards. It

also explains related skills and knowledge students are to learn in each grade and course. The purpose of Ohio’s model curriculum is to provide clarity to the standards, as well as information to assist educators in planning and implementing their local curricula.

The model curriculum is not a complete curriculum nor is it mandated for use by districts.

Ohio's Model Curriculum for Computer Science (adopted 2018)

The Model Curriculum for Computer Science was adopted by the State Board of Education in December 2018. The purpose of Ohio’s Computer Science Standards and Model Curriculum is to provide guidance to schools and districts.

Ohio educators, many of whom engage daily with Ohio students, drove the process to create Ohio’s Learning Standards for Computer Science. In many cases, these new standards and model curriculum reflect instruction already taking place in Ohio’s classrooms.

In addition to the standards and model curriculum, the work of creating Instructional Strategies is ongoing and will provide additional resources to help educators learn about, and begin using, the standards.

Instructional Supports

Over the next few months the Department of Education, working with teams of Ohio computer science educators, will be creating computer science instructional supports. These supports will provide examples and instructional tools/resources that align to Ohio's Computer Science Standards. Once published, the instructional supports section will continue to be reviewed and updated. Ohio educators are encouraged to submit comments and recommendations to John Wiseman.

Kindergarten - Grade 8

Model Curriculum
Full Model Curriculum (374 pages)
Kindergarten Model Curriculum
Grade 1 Model Curriculum
Grade 2 Model Curriculum
Grade 3 Model Curriculum
Grade 4 Model Curriculum
Grade 5 Model Curriculum
Grade 6 Model Curriculum
Grade 7 Model Curriculum
Grade 8 Model Curriculum

High School

Model Curriculum
Full Model Curriculum (374 pages)
Grade 9 - 12 Model Curriculum
 

Ohio’s Model Curriculum for Computer Science Revision Public Comment Period

The State Board of Education adopted Ohio’s Learning Standards and Model Curriculum for Computer Science in December 2018. Implemented in the 2019-2020 (FY2020) school year, the purpose of Ohio’s Learning Standards and Model Curriculum for Computer Science is to provide guidance to schools and districts. All school districts, community schools and STEM schools may utilize the state standards and model curriculum (ORC 3301.079(B)(3)). Ohio educators, many of whom engage daily with Ohio students, led the process to create Ohio’s Learning Standards and Model Curriculum for Computer Science.

In Fall of 2021, the public was invited to provide comment on the current standards and model curriculum. Advisory group members, who have educational background or professional experience in computer science, met several times to discuss the public comment and make suggestions for revisions. The advisory group then provided direction and guidance to the working groups of Ohio educators, who worked to write the revisions. The draft of the revised model curriculum is now available for viewing and public comment. 

The review and revision process presents an opportunity for families, computer science professionals, community members and other educators to provide suggestions for improving the model curriculum through a public comment survey, open Mar 2 through Mar 18. 
This is the document for Model Curriculum Public Comment that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Artificial Intelligence K-2 that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Artificial Intelligence 3-5 that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Artificial Intelligence 6-8 that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Artificial Intelligence 9-12 that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Internet of Things (IoT) that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Quantum Computing that includes the draft revision public comment.

This is the document for Cyber Security that includes the draft revision public comment.

Last Modified: 3/3/2022 9:06:16 AM