Model Curriculum for Computer Science

Share Your Computer Science Activities

Computer science education is expanding in Ohio’s K-12 schools, and the Department would like to learn about and share the types of classroom activities Ohio’s schools are providing that align to Ohio’s Standards and Model Curriculum for Computer Science.

Please email John Wiseman or call (614) 728-7589 to share your success stories, best practices and resources.

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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


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