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 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, industry leaders and top academicians in the country are working together to bring a computational thinking curriculum for primary and secondary schools along with teaching aids.
- Computational Thinking curriculum – Teaching computing without computers
- 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
Combinations another popular lesson which through the examples of the pants, shorts and shirts example made the concepts very clear
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.
Structured. Uniform. Implementable program.
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
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
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.
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’
Thanks for the very enriching workshop (17 June, 2017) and the great initiative taken by cspathshala to structure the curriculum of computer science for schools in such an articulate manner.
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)
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
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