Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools
Date(s) - 21/04/2017
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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 (ACM India: india.acm.org), not for profit, initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In partnership with Goa University, CSpathshala, is organizing a workshop on 21st April 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Seminar Hall, SCERT New Building, Porvorim, Goa. Dr.Pandurang Kamat, Chief Architect, Innovation and R&D at Persistent Systems will deliver the keynote addresses.The pre-lunch session will focus teaching computing as a science targeting school principals and computing teachers. The afternoon session will deep dive into computational thinking and CSpathshala and is targeted at computing teachers
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 Kochi for grades 1-8 from 2017-2018.
IVenue: Seminar Hall, SCERT New Building, Porvorim, Goa.
Lunch & Refreshments will be served.