Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades
Melissa Rasberry kicks off this month's theme, "Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades," with a blog post that traces the CS education movement in this country and addresses the key issues of integrating CS and CT in grades PreK-8. She invites you to take an active part in the upcoming webinar and the discussion.
In this facilitated discussion starting June 10th, we will discuss the challenge and importance of Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades. We invite your participation!
Synthesis Brief: Integrating CS (computer science) and CT (Computational Thinking) in the Pre K-8 Grades
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Integrating CS (computer science) and CT (Computational Thinking) in the Pre K-8 Grades," that highlights the challenges and suggested recommendations discussed by those who participated in this month's discussion and webinar panel.
The Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing (LTEC) team has worked to iteratively develop and test integrated fractions + computational thinking lessons and assessments for grades 3 and 4.
The Constellations Computing Equity Project is comprehensive and research-based. It includes on-going workshops, classroom-based coaching, and virtual support. The professional development (PD) is content-focused, emphasizing collaboration to build community with teachers, integrating active learning in the classroom, offering opportunities for feedback and reflection, and is sustainable over multiple years.
This NSF-funded project aims to identify CT concepts and skills that align with the abilities and interests of preschool children and support the school readiness goals established by early learning programs and policies.
This video shares the vision and goals of TunePad along with experiences of undergraduate computer science students and middle school youth in a summer camp on creative musical expression.
This project aims to understand how preschool children can apply computational thinking, or CT, while developing their narrative skills, and how early childhood educators can integrate CT into their literacy activities.