Our Focus

  • All students at all schools receiving a high quality computer science education beginning in Kindergarten and extending through 12th grade.
  • Strategies to intentionally engage females and students of color in computer science.
  • Inclusion of students in special education.
  • Student success with 21st century skills: critical thinking, collaboration, computational thinking, communication, and creativity.
  • Providing all students with an exemplary college preparatory education so they can succeed in college, career, and life.

Curriculum Developers

Greg Bianchi
bianchig@bsd405.org

Cheri Bortleson
bortlesonc@bsd405.org

Jake Duke
dukej@bsd405.org


The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. All BSD elementary and middle schools plan to participate in the worldwide event. Learn more…


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INSPIRE_CS is a movement to get all Bellevue School District students engaged in computer science. We will be hosting CS events throughout the school year to help students pursue a future in computer science. Learn more…



Why Computer Science?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projections for job openings and replacements in computing jobs is 1,366,200 jobs from 2010 – 2020. Projections for all other STEM jobs combined (engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences) is 908,700 jobs over the same period. This is a 60:40 ratio of jobs in Computing vs the rest of STEM. Learn more…



Get an inside look at our ground-breaking, cutting edge K-12 computer science initiative, made possible the partnership between the Bellevue School District and the Bellevue Schools Foundation.




Pathways

Elementary School

  • To help shape the future of coding and computational thinking for our Bellevue students, some teachers across the district are participating in a pilot.
    • Kindergarten through third grade classrooms across are using Code.org
    • Fourth and Fifth grade classrooms across the district are using Scratch with ITCH.
  • Ongoing professional development for pilot teachers is focused on strategies for teaching CS, curriculum resources, and computational thinking.

Middle School

  • Pilot of integrated computer science learning experiences in science using Code.org course
  • Ongoing professional development for pilot teachers of CS/science integrated course by Code.org
  • Python based Career and Technical Education course (TechSmartKids) and training for teachers (Python 101).
  • CTE based robotics and engineering curriculum (Project Lead the Way)

High School

  • AP Computer Science offered at all comprehensive high schools, as well as at International School.
  • AP Computer Science Principles offered at all comprehensive high schools.

Sample High School CS pathway:

Offering
Introduction to Computer Science (Python 201 Pilot)
Video Game Design
Mobile Applications
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science
Cisco Networking
Special Topics in Computer Science
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The CSforAll Consortium is a network of computer science (CS) education providers, schools, funders, and researchers working to support the mission of expanding access to CS education for all K-12 students.