Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student: The Teacher's Getting-Started Guide

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Corwin Publishers
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6.9 X 9.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Jane Krauss is a teacher, author and consultant who does curriculum and program development designed to increase participation of girls and other underrepresented groups in computer science. She will gladly tell you why computational thinking is the fundamental literacy of our technical age! Jane also writes and offers professional development internationally around the topic of project-based learning with technology. With Suzie Boss, she is coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real World Projects in the Digital Age (2nd ed., 2014, ISTE) and Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry (2013, Corwin). In her free time, Jane enjoys dabbling in glasswork and mosaics, and keeps fit running and hiking on woodland trails just outside her door in Eugene, Oregon.
Kiki Prottsman is an expert in computer science education and an advocate for equity and inclusion in STEM fields. With over 15 years of experience teaching and developing educational programs, Kiki has made significant contributions to the field of CSEd. She is also an author of several other books on computer science which have been widely praised for their innovative and engaging approach. Kiki is currently Director of Education for Microsoft MakeCode, an organization that works to increase access to computer science in schools across the United States. In this role, she oversees the development of curriculum and resources as well as training programs for teachers. She also builds and manages partnerships with stakeholders worldwide. Kiki speaks internationally on the subject of computer science. She is known for her engaging and practical approach to teaching and has been recognized with awards such as the Golden Halo Award for Best Education Campaign and Stevie's Female Innovator of the Year award. In addition to her work in computer science education, Kiki is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping, as well as customizing her 4×4 SUV to look like it belongs in a Marvel movie.
This book will help a lot of educators take their first steps toward bringing
high quality programming experiences to their students. It offers clear examples
and good strategies supported by research and best practices.--Sylvia Martinez
"Change in education and schooling comes in waves, and coding, computer science, and computational thinking represent the next very big wave. This very readable book will introduce teachers, parents and students to the future."--Dr Neil MacNeill, PhD, EdD.
Wondering whether this book is for you? Check out the "dos and don'ts" of
Chapter 5 and then take them to heart. I did!--Dr. James Cohoon
This book is so clear and so encouraging. I recommend it to my Girls Excelling
in Math and Science (GEMS) leaders as we work to incorporate more
computer science into our activities. The authors present a comprehensive
introduction to computing in a way that's useful, readable, and fun.--Laura Reasoner Jones