The skills needed to solve an equation, plan a project, or develop an outline for a writing assignment show similarities. They include important problem solving competencies that students need throughout their lifetime. Computational thinking (CT) can magnify problem-solving skills needed to address authentic, real-world issues. The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) worked together to develop materials to help educators understand, value, and implement computational thinking in K–12 education. Visit iste.org/computational-thinking for more information.
The Computational Thinking (CT) Teacher Resources reflect our commitment to the universal idea that CT can work across all disciplines and with all school-age children. CSTA and ISTE intend for the CT Teacher Resources to be a package of introductory materials that makes sense to and inspires teachers who don’t teach computer science. In presenting drafts of these materials to a group of teachers, we heard comments including, “It’s like putting on a new pair of glasses! I can see how I could implement CT with my students!” It is our hope that you, too, will experience a similar enthusiasm and willingness to explore CT as part of your own professional growth and look to bring CT into your classroom.Flag this Resource