Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools in Chennai on 18th November 2016
Date(s) - 18/11/2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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Computing plays a bigger role in the lives of young people today than ever before. Yet, there is a widespread lack of knowledge of what constitutes the core of computing: is it just the use of word processors and spreadsheets or are there more fundamental principles that underlie this science. Can we show young people how a computational model can be used to solve a variety of problems, from basic problems in mathematics to answering questions in biology?
CSpathshala (www.cspathshala.org) is an Association for Computing Machinery India (ACM India: india.acm.org) initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. Industry and top academic institutions are working together to achieve the desired goal. CSpathshala, is organizing a free workshop on 18th November 2016 from 9:30am to 3:30 pm, at Institute of Mathematical Sciences, IV Cross Road, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600 113. Professor Madhavan Mukund, President ACM India and Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute, will deliver the keynote address.
The CSpathshala initiative provides teaching aids in the form of slides, lesson plans and student worksheets to the teachers at no cost. CSpathshala is already carrying out a pilot project for 15 schools in Pune and will be rolling out a pilot project in Chennai for grades 1-8 from 2017-2018.
Registrations are closed for this event.