Workshop on Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools
Date(s) - 17/02/2017
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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 (www.cspathshala.org) is an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM India: india.acm.org), not for profit, initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum focusing on problem solving and computation thinking skills to Indian schools. To ensure ease of deployment of the curriculum, CSpathshala is creating detailed teaching in the form of a slide deck, a lesson plan and a student worksheet for every lesson. These along with training are provided at no cost to the teachers.
As a part of its national seminar to discuss “New Challenges and New Pedagogies for 21st Century Education”, K J Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research along with CSpathshala, is organizing a workshop on 17th February 2017 from 1:45pm to 4:30 pm, at KJ Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research, Vidyavihar, Mumbai. Dr Paritosh Pandya, Professor Professor and Dean of the School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research will deliver the keynote address.
On behalf of K J Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research, and CSpathshala, we are pleased to invite you to the workshop.
Registrations are closed for this event.