"Everyone in the country should learn how to program a computer ... because it teaches you how to think."
- Steve Jobs


K-12 Computer Science @ URI

The University of Rhode Island’s Computer Science Department is a proud partner in the State of Rhode Island’s CS4RI program that is bringing computer science and computational thinking to Rhode Island’s Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools through free course materials, teacher professional development, and college credit in computer science for high school students.

Computer Science is more than just coding, robotics, VR, etc. CS education in RI is specified in the RI CS Education Standards which has 6 concepts across all grades: Computation Thinking & Programming; Computing Systems & Networking; Cybersecurity; Data & Analysis; Digital Literacy; and Responsible Computing in Society.

URI is a Code.org Regional Partner and the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Rhode Island. Navigate through the program links provided to learn more about our programs and how you, and your school, can get involved in the state's CS4RI initiative that is striving to have all of RI's kids educated in computer science for both their professional and personal development.