Integrating computational thinking in elementary classrooms: Introducing a toolkit to support teachers.

ID: 54437 Type: Roundtable
  1. Aman Yadav, Rachel Larimore, Kathryn Rich, and Christina Schwarz, Michigan State University, United States

Tuesday, March 19 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Celebrity Ballroom 3 View on map

Presider: Douglas Archibald, Brigham Young University, United States

Abstract: Driven by the need for students to be prepared for a world driven by computation, a number of recent educational reforms in science and mathematics have called for computational thinking concepts to be integrated into these content areas. However, in order for computational thinking (CT) to permeate K-12 education, we need to educate teachers about what CT ideas are and how they relate to what happens in their classroom on a day-to-day basis. This paper presents a toolkit to scaffold elementary teachers’ understanding of computational thinking ideas and how to integrate them into their lesson plans.


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