Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools
Date(s) - 19/01/2017
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
University of Calcutta
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, an Association for Computing Machinery India (ACM India) initiative, brings a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. CSpathshala, is organizing a free workshop on 19th January from 9:30am to 2:00 pm, at University of Calcutta, Block JD, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106. Dr Anupam Basu, Chairman and Head of CET and Professor of CSE at IIT Kharagpur and Dr Madhavan Mukund, President ACM India, Professor and Dean of Studies at Chennai Mathematical Institute will deliver the keynote addresses.
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 Kolkata for grades 1-8 from 2017-2018.
Lunch & Refreshments will be served.
Registrations are closed for this event.