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Tuesday, July 9 • 10:15am - 11:25am
Computational Thinking Pathways: Introduction (Session #1)

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Note: The Computational Thinking Pathways guided activities are presented as a sequence for developing inclusive pathways to ensure all students in a school or district have access to and develop competency in computational thinking and computer science. ​​​​This session serves as both the introduction to the sequence or can stand-alone for those who only wish to attend one CT Pathways session.

Session #1 represents the introductory session for the Computational Thinking (CT) Pathways project. Team leads Dr. Jeremy Roschelle and Dr. Quinn Burke will introduce the overall purpose and timeline of the project, and review progress on the NSF-funded CT Pathways project to date.  The session will distinguish between coding as a technical skill, computer science (CS) as an academic discipline, and computational thinking (CT) as an integrative literacy.  Participants will be encouraged to consider what existing resources may be available within their schools and district and begin to sketch out a potential CT Pathway themselves.



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Quinn Burke

Senior Research Scientist, Digital Promise
Quinn Burke is a Senior Research Scientist in the Learning Sciences at Digital Promise. Quinn’s research examines the effectiveness of different coding activities by which to introduce computer science and computational thinking (CT) to students. Quinn’s research has been supported... Read More →
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Jeremy Roschelle

Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise
Dr. Roschelle applies learning science theories and methods to understand how, when and why technology can enable improved teaching and learning. He is nationally and internationally recognized for groundbreaking research in computer-supported collaborative learning; learning with... Read More →

Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:25am PDT
Laguna E