Part of why I enjoy being a part of the #michED chat is that I’m constantly introduced to new concepts, ideas, issues, and pedagogies that I was previously unaware of. As often as we wrestle with issues that we’re very familiar with (poverty, educational technology, assessments, etc.), there are topics like Computational Thinking that come around that serve as a reminder that I will always have new things to learn. It helps to have experts guide us through these a conversation like this, and that’s exactly who we had on hand this past week.
Jennifer Bond, 5th grade teacher in Walled Lake, and Sarah Gretter, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, led us through a conversation about how elements of computer science and “decompositional thinking” can help us better address open-ended problems.
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