By applying design thinking and project-based learning principles, two school districts are integrating Computational Thinking and STEM through an integrated approach to professional development and embedded coaching. We will introduce our research effort to understand what it takes to support elementary teachers to integrate STEM and computational thinking. This NSF-funded project, is a partnership between two diverse school districts, UMass Dartmouth and Eduscape using a longitudinal approach to promoting the integration of CT and STEM.
-Define Computational Thinking and Correlation to STEM practices
-Discover Strategies to integrate CT into the everyday classroom
-Explore sample lessons that demonstrate the use of CT in curriculum