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Reimagining computer science in the curriculum: 4 resources to help educators start the journey

Vânia Neto

Vânia Neto

Education Skills Lead | Learning & Skills Specialist | Microsoft Western Europe

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Our world is changing fast. COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated Digital Transformation and all business sectors and institutions have shifted to hybrid work and digital delivery. This has had a huge consequence on required job skills. According to analysis by LinkedIn and Microsoft, 149 million more digital jobs will be created by 2025, in fields such as privacy, data analysis, cyber security and AI. All these jobs require significant knowledge of computer science.

Education systems are looking at ways to enhance computer science education throughout student learning pathways, from primary to upper-secondary. We hear from education leaders across the globe that they are keen to include cutting-edge topics like AI and data science in curriculum, but that constant change and innovation in technology makes it challenging to keep current. In response, Microsoft is aiming to help bridge the gap by launching our new Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit.

 

Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit

The toolkit is a set of materials that can help education leaders and educators rethink curriculum, by explaining the rationale for change, setting out key learning objectives and guiding materials from kindergarten through grade 12.

The Microsoft Computer Science Framework provides an innovative approach to learning Computer Science based on solving real-world problems and making use of the vast array of resources that Microsoft has created for schools over the past decades. It is flexible enough that it can be used to complement a national Computer Science curriculum or can be adapted or supplemented with additional teaching and learning resources.

Explore the computer science white paper, as well as the accompanying curriculum and structure.

 

“STEM Alliance & Microsoft Webinar: Back to school with AI & Computer Science” 

Listen to experts and join us for this webinar where we explored Artificial Intelligence Implications in Education and the Computer Science Toolkit as a powerful teaching and learning tool for STEM.

 

Create a computer science curriculum with the Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit

If you’re ready to start, take the 2-hour course to create a computer science curriculum with our toolkit and become a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. By the end of this course, you will learn how computer science applies to teachers and students, understand why computer science education is a fundamental need and how you can use the Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit to implement the CS lessons into your classroom.

 

Reimagining computer science in the curriculum

Explore the computer science whitepaper

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Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit

Create a computer science curriculum with the Microsoft Computer Science Curriculum Toolkit

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