We call for educators to integrate computational thinking into disciplinary learning across K-12 education, centering inclusivity, to equip students with the skills they need to participate in our increasingly technological world and promote justice for students and society at large. In this report, we clarify computational thinking concepts and provide recommendations, strategies, and examples for educators to build capacity to provide inclusive computational thinking learning opportunities for all students.
The Powerful Learning with Computational Thinking report explains how the Digital Promise team works with districts, schools, and teachers to make computational thinking ideas more concrete for practitioners in teaching, design, and assessment.
As computational technology advances, it is imperative that we educate young people and working adults to thrive in a computational world. In this context, the essential question for American education is: In a computational world, what is important to know and know how to do?
Based on Intel’s Skills for Innovation Framework, the Skills for Innovation Learning Pathways allow district leaders and teachers to design and implement learning pathways to equip students with industry 4.0 skills. Skills for Innovation Learning Pathways center around a competency profile articulating a K-12 progression for learning Skills for Innovation. This learning pathway provides a clear and cumulative learning trajectory for key competencies leveraging socioemotional skills, computational thinking and design thinking to solve applied problems using technology.