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Tuesday, July 9 • 12:30pm - 1:40pm
Computational Thinking Pathways: WHY (Session #2)

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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. It is highly recommended that participants interested in this session also have attended CT Pathways Session #1.

Session #2 delves further into the "Why?" of CS & CT – what is your school’s (and the wider district’s) rationale for offering computer science and computational thinking learning across K-12 grade levels?  Participants are encouraged to collaboratively articulate their own schools’ and district’s reasons for CS and CT, compare these rationales with those of other districts, and then link these various reasons to particular districtwide stakeholders. What are the reasons that will best engage students and teachers? Administrators? Parents/ families and the wider business community?

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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 12:30pm - 1:40pm PDT
Laguna E
  Guiding Activities, Computational Thinking Pathways
  • Prerequisite Computational Thinking Pathways: Introduction (Session #1)