COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASSROOMS LOOK AND FEEL DIFFERENT.
Teachers across the board saw a shift toward more active learning, work-focused conversation, and collaboration between students. Students were encouraged to try, iterate, and fail freely. Different modalities also supported self-paced learning and increased freedom among students, ultimately shifting the classroom dynamic.
Many agreed that some aspects, like languages, will come and go, highlighting the importance of adaptability in order to translate and move seamlessly through CS landscape. Industry professionals shared the importance of computational thinking in guiding soft skill development, team collaboration, and critical thinking.
ALIGNMENT WITH STANDARDS IS KEY FOR USABILITY.
We heard loud and clear from our workshops and co-design sessions that alignment to grade-level standards is essential to ensuring that the Blueprint is accessible and relevant to CS4All's busy audience.