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A Revaluation of Computational Thinking in K–12 Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks Kafai and Proctor’s (2021) publication titled “A revaluation of computational thinking in K–12 education: Moving toward computational literacies,” which summarizes three key framings of computational thinking and proposes computational literacies in place of computational thinking.

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Helping New-to-CS Educators with Ashley Waring

In this interview with Ashley Waring, we discuss Ashley’s experiences with integrating CS in the classroom, lessons learned providing professional development for new-to-CS educators, what Ashley learned helping write Alabama’s CS standards and providing support after the rollout, language and oppression in standards development, why focusing on a college degree as an end goal might not be as important as focusing on lifelong learning, and more.

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2021 State of Computer Science Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks the report titled “2021 state of computer science education: accelerating action through advocacy,” which is an annual report on the state of K-12 CS in the United States that was authored by The Code.org Advocacy Coalition, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance (ECEP).

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Amazon Partnership to Fund Computer Science Education

Amazon Funding Computer Science Education for 30 Elementary Schools in DeKalb County School District Benefitting More Than 10,000 Students

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Unpacking Various Entry Points into Innovative Teaching with Jorge Valenzuela

In this interview with Jorge Valenzuela, we discuss the importance of engineering in STEM, situating computational thinking within a problem, getting started with computational thinking and computer science, project-based learning, incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom, Jorge’s approach to professional development, and much more.

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Complete List of Lesson Plans

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Remote Learning Resources

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