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Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of computers, computational systems, and processes that interact with data. Those working in the computer science field deal mostly with hardware, software and software systems; including theory, design, development, and application.

Computer ScienceComputer Science includes computer systems and networks, security, database systems, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and theory of computing.

Computer scientists design and analyze algorithms to solve programs and study the performance of computer hardware and software.

IDAHO IS A NATIONAL COMPUTER SCIENCE LEADER

According to Code.org, Idaho is one of the states leading in Computer Science (CS) nationwide. Code.org is a national non-profit dedicated to expanding access to CS in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn CS. They have come up with nine policy recommendations that every state could adopt to help move CS Education forward. Idaho is the second state in the nation behind Arkansas to implement all nine, making CS a fundamental part of education. Click here to read all nine recommendations and more Idaho statistics.

What is CS?
What is Computer Science?

Computer Science, or CS for short, is the study of principles, applications and technologies of computing and computers to build problem solving and creative thinking.

Why is CS Important?
Why is CS Important?

Idaho's technology sector is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, and 80% of jobs will require these skills in the near future. CS helps equip you with the skills you need to succeed in any field!

Incorporate Computer Science in the Classroom
Incorporate CS in the Classroom

Funding is available throughout the year for a variety of CS-related projects. Click on the button below to find out how your learning environment can benefit from CS pilot projects or gain access to more technology to support CS education.

Computer Science Resources

Many educators have hosted Hour of Code with their students, incorporated CS classes or programs into their school or don’t know where to start. Whatever level you are in your CS journey, if you are looking for more resources, ideas on next steps, or if you just wondering what type of computer science resources are available? We can help. Check our  Resource Portal, and click on the Computer Science Catalog tile. Here you will find an array of activities and resources for you and your students.

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs

According to Code.org, Idaho is one of the states leading in Computer Science (CS) nationwide. Code.org is a national non-profit dedicated to expanding access to CS in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn CS. They have come up with nine policy recommendations that every state could adopt to help move CS Education forward. Idaho is the second state in the nation behind Arkansas to implement all nine, making CS a fundamental part of education.

CS Legislation

CS State Plan

CS Standards

CS White Paper

Idaho has the second fastest growing tech sector in the nation!
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