Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Computational Thinking; Algorithmic Thinking

I've been teaching a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary (DESE) Computational Thinking unit related to fraction multiplication. As with every new unit, I'm bumbling a bit as I introduce the unit in a systematic way, yet I can definitely see the value of this new teaching focus and the way it is affecting my own perspective with regard to navigating the world around me.

As I teach this unit, I am aware of the many related positive challenges ahead:
To develop learning/teaching programs in ways that help students to navigate their world today and into the future well is a terrific focus that keeps one invested and engaged in education--the focus on computational thinking will work well for me in this regard.