Digital Literacy & Computer Science
Elementary Technology Integration Specialist
WPS has identified key standards, lessons, and timelines that support student progress towards proficiency with the Massachusetts Department of Education’s GK-G5 Digital Literacy and Computer Science Framework (2016) and the 2022 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Guide.
DLCS standards are organized in two grade spans, K-2 and 3-5. Within each grade span, standards are grouped into four strands: Computing and Society (CAS), Digital Tools and Collaboration (DTC), Computing Systems (CS), and Computational Thinking (CT).
Practices are integrated throughout the standards to help define performance expectations; what students should know and be able to do. Practices include connecting, creating, abstracting, analyzing, communicating, collaborating, research.
Elementary classroom teachers partner with the librarian and technology integration specialist to run lessons and activities with students in classrooms, school libraries, the Woodland School Hatch, the Country School Star Lab, and the Field School Innovation Space. Lessons and activities focus on the three DLCS strands identified below. Big ideas and essential understandings (standards) are documented on the district’s Teaching and Learning/Curriculum/Curriculum Standards page.