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Get to Know Computational Thinking

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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Jennifer Bond  
Mary Wever  

Computational thinking skills are essential to the computer science world. Chances are, you have already integrated CT skills into many of your lessons without even knowing it! Get to know the strands of computational thinking and receive resources for the classroom.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We will share our poster that breaks down each computational thinking (CT) component and connect it with the conference experience to make the concepts relatable. 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.

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.

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

STEAM Teacher, MACUL President-Elect, MAET @ MSU Instructor

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