Re-envisioning the K-12 Computer Science Pipeline

We have formulated a novel vision for teaching computer science (CS) in K-12 education and are piloting it in Pittsburgh schools, thanks to a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. Districts face challenges training teachers in computer programming, developing engaging curricula with pointed learning goals, and achieving successful outcomes for students. This partnership utilizes incubators and relies on expertise and support from the university to build a culture of excellence in CS.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explore an innovative model and partnership for embedding computational thinking into the K-12 curriculum for all students.
  2. Develop an understanding of how K-12 and university partners can design and implement CS curriculum to build a culture of excellence.
  3. Demonstrate strategies being utilized to face challenges in providing successful CS professional development and achieve learning goals for students.

Speakers

Organizer

Aileen Owens, Dir of Technology & Innovatio, South Fayette Township School District


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