Breakout Session 4.6: Making CS Stick: Empowering K-5 Educators for Transformative Computer Science Integration
Are you finding it challenging to incorporate computer science into your elementary school or district? Are you unsure if it's a good fit for your educational environment? We invite you to join us in exploring effective ways to seamlessly integrate computer science into elementary education. Our goal is to equip teachers with active professional development and ongoing support.
During this session, leaders and researchers from the Friday Institute Professional Development team will share insights and evidence gathered from their experiences using this integration model. They will present teacher data and testimonials to illustrate the success of their approach. Together, we will engage in a meaningful discussion that delves into the challenges faced by districts and the opportunities for empowering K-5 educators to confidently teach computer science.
In this session, you will have the chance to learn from real-world experiences, gather practical tips, and uncover research-supported strategies. Our ultimate aim is to nurture a generation of digitally literate and empowered learners. This call to action is particularly relevant for states where computer science is, or will be, a requirement for high school graduation.