Theme of the month

Theme of the Month

Join us each month as we focus on a topic of interest to STEM Teacher Leaders with a webinar panel, open
discussion, resources and blog post. 

June

Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades

This month's theme, moderated by Melissa Rasberry & Alan Peterfreund, will explore 4 intersecting topics: 1) the case for CS/CT in K-8 as a means of building a foundation of knowledge & broadening participation in CS education; 2) how students are being equitably engaged & what are they learning; 3) how teachers are being prepared & supported; & 4) the role of state & national policies in promoting CS/CT education in the elementary & middle schools. Be sure to watch the webinar recording, read the intro blog, join the online discussion, & browse related resources.

Webinar Panel: Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades

Recorded June 10, 2020 at 3:00PM EDT
Facilitators: Melissa Rasberry and Alan Peterfreund
Panelists: Bobby Oommen, Nancy McGowan, and Anne Leftwich
 

 
 

 

Intro Blog

Melissa Rasberry
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.

Theme of the Month Panel

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 Blog

Brian Drayton
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.

Twitter Chat

Read the Twitter chat that took place on June 17th at 4pm EDT on Integrating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades. Follow the hashtag #STEMTLdiscuss

Theme Videos

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.
Two NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances, Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), created the State Summit Toolkit to help leadership teams coordinate computer science education policy reform and advocacy efforts.
This is an update on the third year of progress of the SF CALL project. Our mission is to nurture equitable K-20 computer science career pathways within public education systems.
In this video, we provide an overview of csedresearch.org, a site designed to provide resources to those in engaged in primary and secondary computer science (CS) education research.
CS4All Springfield is focused on developing integrated computer science and computational thinking curricula for Kindergarten through 5th grade that will be implemented across K-5 classrooms in 32 elementary schools serving 12,000 students.