As we participate in the digital revolution, we need to train our children on skills for the digital age. Computational thinking (CT) has been recognized as one of the key 21st century skills and involves understanding a problem, designing a solution and expressing it in a form that a human or a machine can execute. CT has been introduced into the mainstream curricula in many countries and India has joined them with the The draft National Education Policy 2019 recognizing CT as a fundamental skill. The education policy recommends teaching CT from age 6 using well designed worksheets.
CSpathshala is an Association for Computing Machinery India (ACM India) initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools.
To prepare our students to participate creatively in the digital age, CSpathshala proposes an activity based unplugged Computational thinking curriculum for primary and secondary schools.
- Computational Thinking curriculum – Teaching computing without computers
- Community created teaching aids: 200 lessons, provided at no cost to schools
- Subset of teaching aids translated into Gujarati, Hindi & Marathi
- 10,000 schools in Tamil Nadu learning Computational thinking as part of math curriculum
- 300,000 additional students from 11 states, 750 schools. This includes 425 residential schools from AP social welfare, tribal welfare Gurukulams and Ashrams.
- 66 Awareness workshop and training programs conducted [At no cost to schools]
- 3604 participants from 1700 institutions
- Volunteers: 250+ from 4 continents!
What Teachers are Saying
Thanks for all your support. Kids are enjoying the classes
Thank you so much for such a great initiative taken by cspathshala to implement the very basics of computer science by the well structured curriculum and the support.The workshop gave a deep insight of what is computing.looking forward to implement the curriculum in my school.
We would rather thank you and ur team for developing such wonderful content. It totally changes the paradigm of teaching computer science in school. I am very impressed and looking forward to use it in my class and contribute in your forum. (17 June, 2017)
Structured. Uniform. Implementable program.
All our students are taking the Bebras challenge but very surprising and happy realisation is that some students who never complete any subject work or are very very casual about studies were also giving test with full concentration and gave the feed back that the test was very interesting.
Activities and games from CSpathshala lessons help students enjoy. The activities in patterns for the lower classes through blocks and older classes through drawing allow space for creativity
Real life examples and worksheets make difficult concepts easy for children especially for those who have a fear of Maths find the same concepts easy to comprehend
This session was one of the best sessions cause kids came out with very good examples of algorithm in day to day life. Could do with some more examples to explain to students
Millennium National School
Concepts of shapes and patterns taught through CSpathshala lessons across grades 2 to 6 have made the task simpler for the Maths teacher. Two or more cutouts of shapes given to the students to make patterns. Children started enjoying the learning experience through the activities. In Maths a pen & paper based learning aligned with CSpathshala activities have helped in enriching the curriculum and ‘truly grilled concepts in the students mind’
Combinations another popular lesson which through the examples of the pants, shorts and shirts example made the concepts very clear
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