Digital Literacy and Computer Science
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve math, science, digital literacy and computer science teaching statewide. Its mission is to provide all students in Grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce and/or postsecondary studies.
Our Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) program has been created to provide the necessary training and support for teachers to effectively integrate the recently proposed Alabama Course of Study for Digital Literacy and Computer Science into the classroom. The AMSTI Team has been developing curriculum and resource units and will be holding a Pilot Teacher Training in April, 2018.
The AMSTI Team includes several Google and Common Sense Media Certified Educators. We also have one Google Certified Trainer who is also a Code.org CS Fundamentals National Facilitator on staff.
The AMSTI Digital Literacy and Computer Science pilot program is aligned to the 2018 Alabama Digital Literacy and Computer Science Course of Study.
AMSTI is a proud recipient of a 2018-19 Google CS Educator Professional Development Grant! This grant will help fund CS4AMSTI6, an expansion of the Digital Literacy and Computer Science pilot program to 6th grade.