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Algorithms
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Microcredential ID : 49
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Algorithms and Programming
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of algorithms in a secondary classroom to support student learning of age-appropriate algorithms from the real world in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about the development, combination, and decomposition of algorithms, as well as the evaluation of competing algorithms. They learn that algorithms are designed to be carried out by both humans and computers. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Algorithms & Programming – Algorithms" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Collection, Visualization, Transformation
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Microcredential ID : 38
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Data & Analysis
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Data is collected with both computational and non computational tools and processes. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach collection, visualization, and transformation in a secondary classroom to support student learning about how data about themselves and their world is collected and used in the early grades. As students progress, they learn the effects of collecting data with computational and automated tools. Data is transformed throughout the process of collection, digital representation, and analysis. In early grades, students learn how transformations can be used to simplify data. As they progress, students learn about more complex operations to discover patterns and trends and communicate them to others Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Data & Analysis – Collection, Visualization, Transformation" in the resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Computational Thinking in the K-12 Classroom
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Microcredential ID : 9
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Computational Thinking
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

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This micro-credential represents the earner's ability to teach computational thinking concepts in any K–12 classroom. Computational thinking is defined as the thought processes involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solutions in such a way that a computer (human or machine) can effectively carry them out. Please see "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Computational Thinking" in the resources to view specific performance standards included in this micro-credential.
Control
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Microcredential ID : 47
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Algorithms and Programming
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of control in a secondary classroom to support student learning of sequential execution and simple control structures in the early grades. As students progress, they expand their understanding to combinations of structures that support complex execution. They learn that control structures specify the order in which instructions are executed within an algorithm or program. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Algorithms & Programming – Control" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Culture
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Microcredential ID : 5
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Impacts of Computing
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the use of computing culture in a secondary classroom to support the understanding that computing affects many aspects of the world. This includes supporting students in learning that computing affects many in both positive and negative ways and at local, national, and global levels, and that individuals and communities influence computing through their behaviors and cultural and social interactions, and in turn, computing influences new cultural practices. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Impacts of Computing – Culture" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Cybersecurity
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Microcredential ID : 41
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Networks & Internet
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Transmitting information securely across networks requires appropriate protection. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach cybersecurity in a secondary classroom to support student learning of how to protect their personal information in the early grades. As students progress, they learn increasingly complex ways to protect information sent across networks. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Networks & Internet – Cybersecurity" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Devices
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Microcredential ID : 27
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Computing Systems
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of computing in a secondary classroom to support student learning of features and applications of common computing devices in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about connected systems and how the interaction between humans and devices influences design decisions. Many everyday objects contain computational components that sense and act on the world. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Computing Systems – Devices" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Hardware & Software
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Microcredential ID : 26
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Computing Systems
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of computing in a secondary classroom to support student learning of how systems use both hardware and software to represent and process information. As students progress, they gain a deeper understanding of the interaction between hardware and software at multiple levels within computing systems. Computing systems use hardware and software to communicate and process information in digital form. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Computing Systems – Hardware & Software" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Inferences & Models
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Microcredential ID : 36
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Data & Analysis
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach inferences and models in a secondary classroom to support students in learning about the use of data to make simple predictions. As students progress, they learn how models and simulations can be used to examine theories and understand systems and how predictions and inferences are affected by complex and larger data sets. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Data & Analysis – Inference & Models" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Modularity
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Microcredential ID : 48
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Algorithms and Programming
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Modularity involves breaking down tasks into simpler tasks and combining tasks to create something more complex. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach modularity in a secondary classroom to support student learning of how algorithms and programs can be designed by breaking tasks into smaller parts and recombining existing solutions in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about recognizing patterns to make use of general, reusable solutions for commonly occurring scenarios and clearly describing tasks in ways that are widely usable. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Algorithms & Programming – Modularity" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Network Communication & Organization
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Microcredential ID : 43
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Networks & Internet
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Computing devices communicate with each other across networks to share information. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach network communication and organization in a secondary classroom to support student learning of how computers connect them to other people, places, and things around the world in the early grades. As students progress, they gain a deeper understanding of how information is sent and received across different types of networks. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Networks & Internet – Network Communication & Organization" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Program Development
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Microcredential ID : 46
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Algorithms and Programming
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Programs are developed through a design process that is often repeated until the programmer is satisfied with the solution. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach program development in a secondary classroom to support student learning how and why people develop programs in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about the tradeoffs in program design associated with complex decisions involving user constraints, efficiency, ethics, and testing. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Algorithms & Programming – Program Development" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Safety, Laws, and Ethics
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Microcredential ID : 15
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Impacts of Computing
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

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This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of computing in a secondary classroom to support student learning of the fundamentals of digital citizenship and appropriate use of digital media in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about the legal and ethical issues that shape computing practices. Legal and ethical considerations of using computing devices influence behaviors that can affect the safety and security of individuals. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Impacts of Computing – Safety, Laws, and Ethics" in the resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Social Interaction
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Microcredential ID : 22
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Impacts of Computing
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of computing in a secondary classroom to support new ways of connecting people, communicating information, and expressing ideas. This includes supporting students in learning that computing can connect people, support interpersonal communication, and how the social nature of computing affects institutions and careers in various sectors. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Impacts of Computing – Social Interaction" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Storage
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Microcredential ID : 33
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Data & Analysis
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach storage in a secondary classroom to support students learning of how data is stored on computers. As students progress, they learn how to evaluate different storage methods, including the tradeoffs associated with these methods. Students learn that the core functions of computers are storing, representing, and retrieving data. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Data & Analysis – Storage" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Troubleshooting
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Microcredential ID : 23
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Computing Systems
Credits
0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach the use of computing in a secondary classroom to support students in learning that identifying the problem is the first step to fixing it. As students progress, they learn systematic problem-solving processes and how to develop their own troubleshooting strategies based on a deeper understanding of how computing systems work. When computing systems do not work as intended, troubleshooting strategies help people solve the problem. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Computing Systems – Troubleshooting" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
Variables
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Microcredential ID : 44
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Algorithms and Programming
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0.5 PTSB Recertification Credit

Description
Computer programs store and manipulate data using variables. This micro-credential represents the knowledge of how to teach variables in a secondary classroom to support student learning of how different types of data, such as words, numbers, or pictures, can be used in different ways in the early grades. As students progress, they learn about variables and ways to organize large collections of data into data structures of increasing complexity. Please locate "01. PROFICIENCY SCALE – Algorithms & Programming – Variables" under resources to view specific Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards and the CSTA Standards for Teachers included in this micro-credential.
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