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Computer Science and Digital Fluency Guidance & Resources

Implementation Resources

Implementation Timeline

The timeline for implementation of the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards allows for time for teachers to become familiar with the new standards. 

Dates Phase Activities
Dec. 2020 – June 2022 Awareness-Building
  • Roll-out and building awareness of the new standards and timeline for implementation
July 2022 – Aug. 2023 Capacity-Building
  • Focus on curriculum development, resource acquisition, professional development
Sept. 2023 – Aug. 2024 Initial Implementation
  • All credit-bearing Computer Science courses will be aligned with NYS CS&DF Standards.
  • Continued capacity building.
September 2024 Full Implementation
  • CS&DF Standards implemented in all grade bands K-12

Implementation Roadmap

The purpose the New York State K-12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards Implementation Roadmap is to serve as an at-a-glance guide for all stakeholder groups to facilitate attainment of the standards. The NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Roadmap and Implementation Timeline has been designed to assist and support districts and educators with the transition to full implementation of the NYS Learning Standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency. The Roadmap provides a recommended plan spread out over the four phases of implementation. The Roadmap highlights shared goals, objectives, and activities that support key stakeholders with the transition process.


Instructional Resources

Glossary Document

Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards Glossary of Terms

Standards Example Document

The examples contained within the document were created by educators who served on the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Workgroups. The examples are meant to be illustrative only and were designed to be helpful for teachers when planning lessons. To assist in these efforts, some examples include a specific interdisciplinary connection distinction. NYSED does not require any curriculum or instructional strategy. All curriculum decisions are made at the local level.

At a Glance Standards Documents

The Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards at a Glance documents are two page snapshots of the standards by grade band.

Additional Resources

CTE Computer Science Content Area webpage

Smart Start Grant Artifacts

The New York State Education Department has awarded grant funds to 17 applicants to assist in the professional development of K-8 teachers in their knowledge and expertise of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards. The purpose of the Smart Start grant is to develop, implement, and share innovative programs that provide professional development and support to increase expertise in computer science, engineering, and/or educational technology among teachers in grades K-8. Artifacts including lesson plans and other resources incorporating the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards are posted on the Smart Start Grant Program webpage. Artifacts are posted in an excel spreadsheet as well as in a fillable form to email.