CTiS 2021: Annual Computational Thinking Conference
Date(s) - 29/09/2021 - 02/10/2021
CSpathshala (https://cspathshala.org) proudly announces the third conference on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2021) from 29th September to 2nd October 2021 at School of Scholars, Nagpur. Owing to the pandemic the conference will be held in the virtual format.
Our 4-day conference features key note speakers, Wolfgang Slany, TU Gratz, Austria, Hal Abelson, MIT, USA and Manish Jain, IIT Gandhinagar. The conference also features workshops on CT and inclusion, CT and assessments, presentations of selected abstracts with sessions on implementation of computational thinking, fun activities and innovative examples used by teachers in classrooms!
The CTiS (Computational Thinking in Schools) conference is an annual event organised by the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) and the CSpathshala community. It aims to bring together teachers, educators and researchers to discuss issues of curriculum, pedagogy, policy and implementation, related to bringing computational thinking to schools.
CSpathshala is an Association for Computing Machinery India (ACM India) initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a critical skill to be developed in children during the school years. It advances the notion that the mathematics and science behind computer science, go far beyond the simple ability to use computers, and can be taught and discussed in schools even without the use of computers. The first CTiS conference was held in Pune in April 2019 and the second conference was held in virtual mode in October 2020. Both were greatly successful and were well received by teachers and educators. 4 of the abstracts from CTiS2020 were selected at CTE-STEM 2021 International Teachers Forum and Pooja Palaparthi, was selected for CTE-STEM 2021 Best Paper Award. (Read more: https://cspathshala.org/2021/07/09/the-journey-from-ctis2020-to-cte-stem-2021/)
CTiS2021 aims to provide a platform for teachers, educators and experts to share their best practices as well as challenges faced in implementing computational thinking in education. The discussions will focus on integrating CT activities (both plugged and unplugged) in various school subjects, on student learning outcomes and on disseminating findings of CT based experiments or classroom research conducted by teachers and educators across the country. The conference will feature keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions and paper presentations on various themes related to Computational thinking
Deadline for submission of abstract: 16th July 2021
Notification of acceptance: 20th August 2021
Registration: To Be Announced
Details of conference : To Be Announced