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Beyond the Hour of Code

Location: W181a

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, June 25, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: W181a

Alice Steinglass  
Computer science is the fastest growing subject in schools today. Join the president of to learn about why it is so important to our students' futures in the 21st century and explore practical steps you can take to equitably implement computational thinking and computer science in your curriculum.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Ensure effective practice in the study of technology and its infusion across the curriculum.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Understand the current state of computer science education in America and how to equitably expand access to this subject in your school.

Understand how a traditional digital literacy or tech integration curriculum can be enhanced to include computer science and enable students to become creators: making their own apps, websites, interactive art, games, and more.

Learn how to teach or offer computer science effectively if you (or your teachers) have limited or no prior experience with the subject.

Understand how computer science and computational thinking fits into elementary, middle and high school curriculum pathways.


Introduction: What is the current state of computer science education in America? What does it mean to add computer science and computational thinking to digital literacy curriculum?

Equity: The diversity gap and how we can address it.

Professional learning: Supporting teachers who may have limited or no experience with computer science. (Including those with extensive experience in digital learning, who have not yet taught courses involving programming or other CS topics.)

Elementary school: Practical steps to integrate computer science lessons in elementary school classrooms. (including demo)

Middle school: Computer science in middle school as a unit, semester, or multiyear option. Explore pathway options for different schools.

High school: Computer science in high school as an introductory course, AP offering, or longer pathway (including CTE).

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