Computational Thinking and Its Impact on Math and Science Disciplines
This workshop provides middle school and high school teachers the opportunity to learn methods to teach computing and computational thinking activities through project-based learning activities.
Computational thinking is a set of problem-solving skills that can be applied to daily activities. These skills help students analyze problems by determining how difficult the problem is, how the problem can be solved, what technology can be employed to solve the problem, and what computational strategies can be used to solve the problem.
Computational thinking skills can be effectively used in schools to teach math and science by using the key concepts of critical thinking and problem solving. This workshop will include computational thinking activities that can be used by teachers in their own classrooms to teach math and science principles.
What You Take Home
About the Instructor
Vinitha Hannah Subburaj is a doctoral student in Computer Science at Texas Tech University. Before coming to the PhD program, she completed her Masters of Science in Computer Science from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include formal methods in specification languages, intelligent software agent technologies, and software validation. She has published six technical papers and has been working as a research assistant on the National Science Foundation Computer & Information Science & Engineering Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH) project, “InspireCT - Inspiring Student Interest in Computational Thinking”. She has also been an active participant of 2008, 2009, 2010 CRA-W Grad Cohort workshops.
- Fee: $50
- STEM-designated schools qualify for a discounted fee under a separate grant. Please contact the T-STEM office for additional details. 806.834.0384 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limited to 15 participants
- Meals and lodging on your own
- July 8-9 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
- Classroom - College of Engineering
- Focus on Grade Levels: 6-12