The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) supports staff development in Computer Science (CS) in accordance with state mandates to address student needs. Support services are provided at the school-, district-, and county-wide levels through workshops, seminars, conferences, projects, and institutes. SMCOE also offers less formal support by providing information to teachers and administrators, initiating collaborations and assisting parents, and sharing resources.

SMCOE commits to providing all students in San Mateo County equitable access to quality computer science education, and recognizes that schools throughout our county represent a diverse teacher and student population with a wide range of strengths and needs.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Please check back frequently for current computer science opportunities.

Join the San Mateo Chapter of the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association): Free Membership 

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm: CSEd Reading Group

Saturday, Sept 18 2021 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM: CSTA Cultivating a Community of Learners Summit 

Tuesday, Sept 22, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:  CSK5 Summit The First National Summit for K-5 Computer Science Education


California K-12 Computer Science Standards

Computer Science Teachers Association Standards

NGSS Engineering Practice 

Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

K-12 CS Framework


SMCOE Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan (Draft): The 10-member Computer Science Steering Committee wrote this plan for equitable implementation of Computer Science across San Mateo County and presented it to the Board in June 2020. 

California Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan: The State Board of Education adopted the CSSIP in May 2019.

CS Equity Guide: ACCESS and CSforCA put together this wonderful document with resources and advice for districts and schools to implement Computer Science equitably. 

The Data: Navigate the numbers with this great access and equity tool from Kapor Center and CSforCA.


Jared Prolo

Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction Services


Phone: (650) 802-5356