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Get to Know Computational Thinking

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster


Wednesday, June 26, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 50

Mary Wever   Jennifer Bond  
Computational thinking skills are essential to participating in the computer science world. Chances are, you have already integrated CT skills into many of your lessons without even knowing it. Explore the strands of computational thinking and receive resources for your classroom.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None needed.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
For Educators:
Learner
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be exposed to the vocabulary of Computational Thinking.
Participants will understand the importance of Computational Thinking to the field of Computer Science.
Participants will see that many of the principles of Computational Thinking are things they are already doing in the classroom.
Participants will be exposed to curricular integrations of Computational Thinking.
Participants will have access to resources that can further their development of Computational Thinking integration.

We will share our poster that breaks down each computational thinking (CT) component and connect it with the conference experience to make the concepts palatable. We will share resources that we have collected over the years to showcase classroom activities to impact CT and have examples set out on the table. Through conversations, we hope to engage attendees in conversations to discuss the importance of computational thinking and how we can impact future computer scientists.

Supporting research

https://csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CompThinking.html
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=152&category=Solutions&article=Computational-thinking-for-all
http://scratched.gse.harvard.edu/ct/defining.html
http://socialissues.cs.toronto.edu/index.html%3Fp=279.html
http://www.agentsheets.com/index.html
http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/computationalthinking

Primary Guide to Computational Thinking: http://primary.quickstartcomputing.org/resources/pdf/comp_thinking.pdf

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Presenters

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Mary Wever, Holt Public Schools
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Jennifer Bond, Walled Lake Schools

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