Reach Them All

Computer Science is Foundational

This program highlights the importance of computer science instruction for all students and provides Tennessee educators and district-level leadership professional development that integrates computer science practices into and across academic subjects and content. The Reach Them All Program is a train-the-trainer model for PD that will allow the small TSIN team to effectively reach every school in the state with a baseline of exposure for teachers within 16 months and have all schools ready to begin meeting new standards beginning with the 2023-24 school year. This gives schools a full year head start before state accountability measures take effect.

 The “Reach Them All” program is designed to: 

  • Develop communities of practice within every district through the train-the-trainer model of professional learning.
  • Enhance capacities to promote integration of computer science into every classroom in the state.
  • Prepare districts to understand new computer science legislation and expectations and adapt practices moving forward.
  • Create a network with at least one point of contact in every district to disseminate ongoing information and best practices in regards to computer science.

Thoughtful Design

The program is designed to:

  1. Develop capacity with Delegates from every district in TN. Every district is represented by a single Delegate.
  2. Delegates select Ambassadors from their district. The number of Ambassadors varies based on the size of the district.
  3. Capacity is increased as Delegates and Ambassadors receive professional learning from TSIN.
  4. Ambassadors then deliver professional learning to teachers in their district with support from Delegates.

Access the Computer Science Integration Guidebook below.