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Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools - Training of Trainers

September 09, 2017 School of Computer Studies Workshop

A CSpathshala workshop on “Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools - Training the Trainers” was organized by School of Computer Studies, Ahmedabad University in association with ACM-Ahmedabad chapter, ACM-India and Tata Consultancy Services under the Sponsorship of Google on 9th September, 2017.

CSpathshala is ACM India K-12 computer science education initiative aimed to promote the teaching of computing as a science in schools. The objectives of Training the Trainers workshop were to discuss aspects related to computational thinking. Various activity based learning techniques were discussed related to Problem Solving, Algorithms and Programming.

Ms Sonali Gogate from CSpathshala, Pune addressed the keynote with significant relevance of computational thinking at school. She briefed the curriculum of CSpathshala. She addressed the participants with innovative teaching methodology with very simple and real life examples to stimulate logical and critical thinking. The workshop was coordinated by Prof. Kuntal Patel, Secretary – ACM Ahmedabad chapter. He also briefed about CSpathshala Gujarat Pilot project going to be organized on 15-16th September 2017. Workshop was attended by 25 participants including computer science school teachers and TCS volunteers. Participants appreciated the sessions conducted by speakers and gave note-worthy feedback about the topics covered.