Computational Thinking Throughout the Curriculum

Location: Room 225CD

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Interactive lecture]

Wednesday, June 28, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: Room 225CD

Joseph Kmoch   Karen North  
Imagine engaging and infusing computing technologies and computer science across school curricula. Find out how to incorporate computational thinking into every subject area.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Programming and robotics
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Computational thinker
Students : Knowledge constructor

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Share promising approaches and experiences integrating CT into various content areas.
Discuss opportunities to integrate CT across the curriculum
Collaborate on writing new examples
Generate questions, concerns and feedback.
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10 minutes - highlighting problem decomposition, pattern identification and analysis, abstraction and algorithm development - all key elements of CT
10 minutes - what is CT and where does it fit within Polya's Problem Solving tree
10 minutes - break into small groups, choose a facilitator and share out ideas, lessons, units which integrate CT into another subject area
20 minutes - develop examples of integrations you'd like to see in your contact area and then develop one or two of those ideas including more CT concepts and dispositions
10 minutes - Q&A

Supporting research

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Joseph Kmoch, Milwaukee Public Schools

Karen North, Texas Computer Education Association

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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