K-12 Computer Science and Information Technology Initiative

Welcome to our new K-12 Computer Science and Information Technology Initiative Website!

With the vast amount of resources and information concerning Computer Science education, it can be overwhelming for students and educators on where to start. The importance of providing students an accessible, equitable, and robust experience into the Computer Science and Information Technology field is essential in developing career readiness skills. It is also essential to provide educators the support and ability to collaborate ways of implementing Computer Science and Information Technology in a fun, engaging way at all grade levels. With this ever growing need, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education is very excited to announce the development of the K-12 Computer Science and Information Technology Initiative .

The goal for the K-12 Computer Science and Information Technology Initiative is to build awareness and provide students and educators the tools, exposure, and opportunity to discover the enjoyment and benefits of computer science. Over the next three years, our focus will be to develop:

  • New Information and Communications Technologies Pathway (ICT) in Networking that is aligned with Cabrillo College for the 2021 - 2022 school year

  • Partnerships that will provide students with access to a wide variety of events, work-based learning, and career opportunities

  • Personal Learning Communities for grades K-12 that will offer educators the ability to collaborate, develop, and celebrate the various examples of Computer Science and Information Technology in the classroom

  • An Advisory Board that shares our commitment to our educators and students

We are looking forward to sharing our excitement about this new initiative with our students, educators, and community.