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2025 PACK Act Grant Information

 Title Description
Grant Application PacketDownloadApplication packet for 2025 PACK Act, Word format
Registration LinkDownloadRegistration for Zoom Information Call 7/10/23 2:00 PM CST

PACK Act Compliance

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CS Course Recommendations2/6/2023137.76 KBDownload

HB 2466 PACK Act Grant Information

 TitleModified DateSize Description
HB 2466 PACK Act CS PD Information8/23/20223.98 MBDownloadDocument containing instructions, information, eligibility requirements, and application requirements for computer science professional development grants made available through the PACK Act, HB 2466, signed into Kansas statute in 2022.

Professional Development Opportunities (NOT endorsed by KSDE)

Code dot org 3rd's list of 3rd party PD vendors
CSTA Accredited PDList of PD opportunities accredited by Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
Integration IdeasList of integration ideas

Helpful Resources for CS Teachers

Resources ListUpdated 2/11/2021

Kansas Model Standards for Computer Science

Adopted by the Board of Education on April 16, 2019.

Presentations Archive

2024 CTe Conference IT Pathway Updates188.25 KBSlide show from Feb 2024 CTE conference
2024 CTE Conference PACK Act Update260.11 KBSlide deck presented at Feb 2024 CTE conference in Manhattan
Approaching the Computer Science Standards1.08 MBIntroduction to the Standards - slide deck
Approaching the Computer Science Standards videoUnknownLink to the video recording of me presenting the slide deck on approaching the CS standards for the first time
CS Implementations Road Show 2021542.05 KBSlide Deck of CS Implementation Road Show from Summer 2021
Deep Dive into CS Standards Part 1: Computing Systems837.30 KBWe look at the first category of computer science standards, Computing Systems in detail as to how they scaffold across grade levels/bands and how they might look in the classroom.
Deep Dive into CS Standards Part 2: Network and the Internet1,014.75 KBThis PDF is the slide show from the PD on Thursday, 10/29, discussing the second part of the computer science standards
Explore the Connections Art CS and Math2.30 MBThree KSDE consultants collaborate to demonstrate how to achieve math, art, and CS standards on the same topic: tessellations
Getting Started with Robots1.75 MBWe discuss the wide variety of educational robots that are on the market currently, including capabilities, appropriate uses, and rough advertised costs.
PBL in Computer Science Education slide deck729.13 KBSlide deck used for recording for Kansas Teaching & Leading Project site presentation on project based learning in CS education
PD in Computer Science Implementation261.98 KBSlide deck for PD given on 6/28/21 through Greenbush University
PD on Teaching Cybersecurity in High School464.45 KBPresentation slide deck, originally through Greenbush University
PD on Using Scratch to Teach Algorithmic Thinking523.19 KBSlide Deck for PD on Using Scratch for Greenbush University
Rigor in Computer Science Education Slide Deck699.50 KBSlide deck presented at recording for Kansas Teaching & Leading Project site.
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Computer Science
Program Consultant

Stephen King
(785) 296-1893

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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