First Steps in a CS Program
Our Collaboration with Google
Establishing a CS Pathway for America's Youth
4-H Computer Science Playbook
The purpose of this Playbook is to provide elements of 4-H Positive Youth Development in tandem with
the latest CS resources and activities. It also provides guidance for incorporating CS into various 4-H
delivery modes or content areas, and may serve as a blueprint for 4-H educators, volunteers and teen
leaders to integrate CS into any aspect of the 4-H experience.
A Playbook is a book put together by a coaching staff, to provide team members instructions for the
various plays to be used in “the game.” In this case, the goal of the game is to provide youth with
meaningful CS experiences. Like football, CS education experiences are best designed with a variety of
play options. As you utilize the 4-H CS Playbook, think about your current situation, resources and desired
short- and long-term outcomes. Additionally, “Playbook Coach Tips” woven throughout the guide will give
you tips and guiding questions to make the most of the resource.
The Playbook is not a curriculum or a comprehensive guide. Instead, it is a quick start guide to gain some
basic understanding of the 4-H C.