Skill Struck's Periodic Table of Acronyms

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Every industry has a long list of acronyms that are hard to keep track of—education is no exception. What's more, computer science adds a whole new list of terms and acronyms in the education space.

As lovers of education and computer science, we put together this Skill Struck periodic table of acronyms that educators can reference as they wrap their heads around the emerging world of computer science education in K-12 schools.

We confess, we couldn't fit every acronym we've heard on this table. Let us know which acronyms you wish were on here! 

Skill Struck Periodic Table of Acronyms
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Period Table of Acronyms

Education Acronyms
  • 1:1: Device to Student Ratio
  • AP: Advanced Placement
  • FC: Flipped Classroom
  • FL: Flipped Learning
  • ID: Instructional Design
  • CCR: College and Career Readiness
  • COS: Child Outcomes Summary
  • DOK: Depth of Knowledge
  • WBL: Work-based Learning
  • BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
  • BYOL: Bring Your Own Learning
  • BYOT: Bring Your Own Technology
  • CCMR: College, Career, and Military Readiness
  • FTE: Full-Time Equivalent
  • LEA: Local Education Agency
  • OLC: Online Learning Community
  • OTL: Opportunity to Learn
  • PBL: Project Based Learning
  • PLN: Personal Learning Network
  • RFP: Request for Proposal
  • RTI: Response to Intervention
  • SEL: Social and Emotional Learning
  • SIS: Student Information System
  • UDL: Universal Design for Learning
  • VLE: Virtual Learning Environment
Technology Education Acronyms
  • AMS: Assessment Management System
  • CMS: Content Management System
  • CTE: Career and Technical Education
  • MOOC: Massive Open Online Course
  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
  • CSEd: Computer Science Education
  • CSTA: Computer Science Teachers Association
  • APCSP: Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
  • IMS: Instructional Management System
  • LMS: Learning Management System
  • LTI: Learning Tools Interoperability
  • SSO: Single Sign On
Technology Acronyms
  • CS: Computer Science
  • IS: Information Systems
  • JS: JavaScript
  • PY: Python
  • API: Application Programming Interface
  • BIT: Binary Digit
  • CoS: Class of Service
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheet
  • Dev: Development
  • HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language
  • SAAS: Software as a Service
  • IDE: Integrated Development Environment
  • ITS: Information Technology Service
Equity Acronyms
  • GT: Gifted and Talented
  • BIT: Blacks in Technology
  • DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • ELL: English Language Learners
  • ESE: Exceptional Student Education
  • DEIB: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • DEIJ: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • ESOL: English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • MTSS: Multi Tier Support System
  • SpEd: Special Education
  • ESL: English as a Second Language
  • GVS: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • IEP: Individualized Education Plan
  • IEP: Individualized Educational Program
  • PLC: Professional Learning Communities
  • URG: Underrepresented Group
Skill Struck Acronyms
  • SS: Skill Struck

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