W820$ | Infusing Computational Thinking into Everyday Elementary Curriculum – Yes, You Can!

  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: W820$
Thursday, January 27, 2022: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Lead Presenter
Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow
David Gomez
Computational Thinking Instructional Coach
Project Tomorrow
Kari Stubbs, PhD
Vice President, Learning and Innovation


Increasingly, educators and policymakers believe that students need fluency in computational thinking to be well-prepared for future success. Different than coding or computer science, computational thinking skill development in young learners is about building capacity for problem-solving. Using results from a new professional learning project in New York City schools, this workshop will introduce elementary teachers to proven strategies and tips for seamlessly integrating key computational thinking components (pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, algorithm design) within any English Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies lesson. With an emphasis on understanding the connections between CT concepts and everyday curriculum, participants will use a project tool to evaluate their own readiness for CT integration, experience unplugged learning activities that any teacher can use to introduce CT to young learners, and collaboratively design a new CT integrated digital learning activity in a core curricular area. Computational thinking in your classroom – yes, you can!  All workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Participants are responsible for bringing a wifi enabled device with all workshop software/apps downloaded before attending.


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