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Indiana Computer Science Standards
MEET THE DEMANDS OF
INDIANA’S STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
Indiana’s new Academic Standards for Computer Science require educators to provide learning experiences that build computer science skills and prepare students for an innovation-driven world.
Real-world project-based lessons are well suited to meeting the educational goals of Indiana’s Academic Computer Science Standards. They provide hands-on opportunities for students to THINK CRITICALLY, PROBLEM SOLVE, and use their skills to CREATE and INNOVATE – the essence of the Computer Science Standards.
Defined STEM provides an online library of PRE-BUILT PROJECTS that align to Indiana’s standards to SAVE TIME LESSON PLANNING. Each project is based on a real-world situation in a relevant career and helps students connect classroom content to career pathways. Our engaging projects empower students to build the skills they need to meet the demands of these new rigorous standards.
Here are just a few of our teachers’ favorite PROJECTS THAT ALIGN TO INDIANA’S COMPUTER SCIENCE STANDARDS that you can use in your classroom this year:
“Through Defined STEM’s real-world performance tasks, teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.”
-Jay McTighe, nationally recognized educator and award-winning author