DLCS TEACHER RESOURCE COMPANION SITE
Alabama Partners and Associations
"A+ College Ready is dedicated to developing effective teachers to educate students at higher levels, and to promoting the attainment of higher education in Alabama. It is our goal to increase the number of students in Alabama enrolled in math, science, English, and social studies Advanced Placement (AP) courses, earn qualifying scores on AP exams, and attend and succeed in college. Through our proven program, students and educators are equipped with the tools, resources, and support needed to achieve academic excellence. "
"The Alabama Technology in Motion (ATIM) Specialists provide training/modeling for (K-12) teachers on integrating digital literacy and computer science into the curriculum using the Alabama Course of Study: Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards. They provide professional development that enables educators to become and remain proficient in the use of technology so they can better facilitate learning. "
"ALET is dedicated to promoting the positive impact of technology in education. Our members include education and technical professionals from throughout the State. They, along with our many sponsors, work hard to provide Alabama students with world-class educational opportunities. "
"The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX) works with Alabama's top educators to create free standards-based curriculum resources that are connected to Alabama Courses of Study. The Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Course of Study is included with hundreds of resources aligned to standards. As a result, Alabama teachers have tools that they can use to increase productivity and student attainment. The ALEX program partners with the Alabama Department of Education’s Instructional Services division to create tools and resources such as “unpacking” content standards for new courses of study. Unpacking standards results in a tool that teachers can use to have a better understanding of what students should know and be able to do upon mastering a standard. "
"CS4Alabama is dedicated to advocating for high-quality K-12 computer science education in Alabama and ensuring its accessibility to all students, specifically targeting under-represented students including girls, minorities, and low socioeconomic students. "
"TEALS helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs through partnerships between classroom teachers and tech industry volunteers. They work as a team to deliver CS education to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn CS in their school. "
"The mission of TechAlabama is to increase the number of people in Alabama with an interest in STEM based careers and the skills to pursue those careers. To help achieve our goals our core focus in on the promotion of STEM based careers and opportunities to a diverse audience and providing programs, with a focus on technology, that cultivate interest and ability in STEM careers. "
"The mission of TechBirmingham is to strengthen and promote the technology ecosystem by promoting tech companies in the region, helping to recruit and retain tech talent and entrepreneurs, and providing opportunities for technical training and education. "
National Partnerships and Associations
Computer Science and Digital Literacy standards aligned to the CC & NGSS. Curriculum has been developed for K - 12 grades. We have trained Facilitators for the state of Alabama through the regional partner, A + College Ready.
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.