Douglas County School System Unveils “Computer Science for All” Initiative
The Douglas County School System revealed its “Computer Science for All’ initiative at a kickoff celebration at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday evening. Douglas County will be the first school system in the state of Georgia to offer computer science instruction to all K-12 students by the 2018-2019 school year.
The initiative, co-developed by Georgia Tech and Google, aims to put computer science in all grades of the Douglas County School System. Georgia Tech worked alongside a task force—including teachers, administrators, and computer staff to professionally develop a curriculum to teach computer science courses, including coding. An action plan was developed and Google pledged their support.
In addition to the announcement, the kickoff celebration also featured exhibits from several Douglas County schools that illustrated the current and planned computer science curriculum for each grade.