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Cultivating a Culture of Computational Thinking

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Emily Nestor  
Dr. Brooke Morgan  

In order to provide all students with opportunities to engage in computational thinking, Talladega County Schools created a framework for embedding these competencies into K-12 classrooms. Learn from Talladega County leaders as they share components of their framework including teaching guides, assessment pieces and professional development resources.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
  • Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
  • 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

The purpose of this session is to provide participants with an overview of Talladega County School's Computational Thinking framework and the steps that were taken to create this framework. Participants will also be provided with examples of the framework components as well as computational thinking resources.

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Emily Nestor, Talladega County Schools

Emily Nestor has been in the education profession for 12 years. She began her journey as a classroom teacher and then transitioned into the role of Technology Integration Specialist. She currently serves as the Educational Technology Specialist for Talladega County Schools in East Central Alabama. Within this position, Mrs. Nestor provides specialized support to improve instruction and technology integration across all 17 schools within her district. Her ultimate goal is to help educators transform their classrooms by making learning meaningful, differentiated, and engaging - all through the use of technology.

Dr. Brooke Morgan, Talladega County School System

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