CTiS2022 4th Conference on Computational Thinking in Schools
Date(s) - 08/07/2022 - 09/07/2022
CSpathshala proudly announces the fourth conference on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2022) on 8th and 9th July, 2022 at IISER, Pune in partnership with Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High Schools, Pune and SCTR’s PICT ACM Student Chapter (PASC). Owing to the pandemic, the conference will be held in hybrid format with in-person participation encouraged to the extent possible.
The CTiS (Computational Thinking in Schools) conference is an annual event organized by the ACM, India (Association for 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 ACM India initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In our National Education Policy 2020 and in many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as one of the essential subjects to be taught and 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, the second and third editions of the conference were held as virtual events in October 2020 and September 2021 respectively. All three editions were greatly successful and 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….
CTiS2022 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.