Now that you’ve identified why computational thinking is important to your districts and defined what competencies students will develop, it’s time to plan how you will roll out your pathway. This roll out plan should include opportunities for teachers to engage in professional learning and formative assessments to guide improvement. When planning the implementation of your CT pathway, consider how other initiatives in your district have been implemented and work to emulate the successful aspects of these expansions. Consider beginning with a small group of pilot schools or grade levels and growing within the district based on successes in the early implementations. When implementing your pathway, you will want to consider three areas: professional development, student-level lessons and assessments, and evaluation and observation tools.
It is important to provide ongoing professional learning and support around computational thinking and specifically about CT integration.
Write and compile example CT lessons and assessments that teachers can use as-is within their classrooms, adapt, or use as models when creating their own.
Develop and collect the necessary tools to evaluate the CT Pathways initiative and how computational thinking is integrated in the classroom.