June 2020: Integrating CS and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades

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Computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) is growing in popularity across K-12 schools. Teachers in the elementary grades, in particular, are looking at ways to integrate CS/CT into the core subjects. This month, we will explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing these concepts to primary grades education. This theme will explore four intersecting topics: 1) the case for CS/CT in K-8 as a means of building a foundation of knowledge and broadening participation in CS education; 2) how students are being equitably engaged and what are they learning; 3) how teachers are being prepared and supported; and 4) the role of state and national policies in promoting CS/CT education in the elementary and middle school grades. Read the Resources, View the Videos, Watch the Webinar Recording, and Join the Discussion! View Synthesis Brief

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June Expert Panel: Integrating CS and Computational Thinking in the Pre K-8 Grades

JUN 10, 2020 at 03:00PM (Eastern Time)

In this webinar, we will explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing CS and CT to primary grades education. This theme will explore four intersecting topics: 1) the case for CS/CT in K-8 as a means of building a foundation of knowledge and broadening participation in CS education; 2) how students are being equitably engaged and what are they learning; 3) how teachers are being prepared and supported; and 4) the role of state and national policies in promoting CS/CT education in the elementary and middle school grades.

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Related Resources

Author(s): csedresearch.org team
Publication: csedresearch.org

This NSF-funded website provides CS education references and instruments in a searchable database.

Author(s): Led by the Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, Computer Science Teachers Association, Cyber Innovation Center, and National Math and Science Initiative in partnership with states and districts
Publication: k12cs.org

This website provides the K-12 Computer Science Framework, CS education standards and resources.

Author(s): CS for All Teachers
Publication: csforallteachers.org

A virtual community for CS teachers, grades preK - 12.

Author(s): CSTA
Publication: csteachers.org

CSTA, led by teachers, is focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators.

Author(s): ECEP
Publication: ecepalliance.org

ECEP works to improve and broaden participation in computing education state by state. It provides information on state and national CS Ed policies.

Author(s): June Webinar Panelists and Participants
Publication: June Webinar Chat

This is a list of CS Resources compiled from the June Theme of the Month Webinar Chat.