CTiS2024: Computational Thinking in Schools Conference

CTiS2024: Computational Thinking in Schools Conference

CSpathshala proudly announces the 6th conf on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2024) on 5th, 6th July, 2024 at IISER, Pune

CSpathshala (https://cspathshala.org) proudly announces the sixth conference on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2024) on 5th and 6th July, 2024 at IISER, Pune and is hosted by GGIS School, Pune and SCTR’s PICT ACM Student Chapter (PASC).

The CTiS (Computational Thinking in Schools) conference is an annual event organised by the ACM, India (Association for Computing Machinery, India) and the CSpathshala community. It aims to bring together teachers, educators, and researchers to discuss issues of curriculum, pedagogy, policy, and implementation, related to bringing computational thinking to schools.

CSpathshala is an ACM India initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In our National Education Policy 2020 and in many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as one of the essential subjects to be taught and a critical skill to be developed in children during the school years. It advances the notion that the Mathematics and Science behind Computer Science go far beyond the simple ability to use computers, and can be taught and discussed in schools even without the use of computers. The first CTiS conference was held in Pune in April 2019, and this CTiS2024 is the sixth edition. All five editions were greatly successful and were well received by teachers and educators. CTiS2023 addressed the theme Enhancing teacher preparation for integrating computational thinking with over 200 participants at IISER Pune across 10 states and 2300+ participants online across 21 states and 5 countries (Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore, and Switzerland).

CTiS2024 aims to provide a platform for teachers, educators, and experts to share their best practices as well as challenges faced in implementing computational thinking in education. The discussions will focus on integrating CT activities both plugged and unplugged (with or without the use of computers) in various school subjects, on student learning outcomes and on disseminating findings from CT based experiments or classroom research conducted by teachers and educators across the country. The conference will feature keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions, and paper presentations on various themes related to computational thinking.

Link to call for abstracts: https://event.india.acm.org/ctis/call-for-abstract/