Mapping Tool Provides a Framework to Create or Expand K-12 Computer Science Instruction
HARTFORD, CT — Through the generous support of Infosys Foundation USA, ReadyCT is
pleased to announce an opportunity for three Connecticut Alliance School Districts to receive SCRIPT training, a nationally recognized computer science instruction planning tool.
Developed by CSforAll, SCRIPT (Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning
Tool) walks teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of
collaborative visioning, self-assessment, and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a
computer science education implementation plan for their students.
“Our organization is fortunate to partner with multinational corporations committed to investment
in public education at the local level,” said Shannon Marimón, executive director at ReadyCT, a
nonprofit organization advancing academic excellence and career-connected learning across
the state through programming and policy efforts. “With this support, the potential to bring
high-quality computer science instruction to students in our Alliance Districts is exciting. From
there, we believe the effort can be brought to scale across the state.”
Only Alliance Districts — the 33 lowest performing districts in Connecticut — are eligible. Alliance
Districts historically have large populations of low-income students who underperform
academically compared to their non-low-income peers.
This SCRIPT training funding is further evidence of a demonstrated commitment by the Infosys
Foundation USA to advance computer science learning for all. The foundation has already
provided computer science training to over 14,000 teachers and 4.7 million students.
“At the Infosys Foundation USA, we believe that the best way to instill an interest in computer
science in young learners is by supporting the professional development of teachers,” said Kate
Maloney, executive director, Infosys Foundation USA. “We’re thrilled to support the delivery of
SCRIPT training in three Alliance Districts so that district leaders, administrators, and teachers
can come together to develop and implement a plan for high-quality computer science
instruction that will transform learning for K-12 students in Connecticut.”
The training will be virtual and begin shortly after the district is selected. Interested school
districts can complete this application form to be considered for the program.
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