Computational Thinking for Youth White Paper

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The authors describe what computational thinking (CT) looks like when practiced by youth in ITEST and other NSF-funded programs and explore how educators can support growth in computational thinking. The paper includes examples of CT as observed in middle school projects and shares observations in the form of a model that describes three stages that youth appear to progress through as their computational thinking skills evolve. The paper was prepared by The ITEST Small Working Group on Computational Thinking.


Walt Allan, Foundation for Blood Research; Bob Coulter, Missouri Botanical Garden; Jill Denner, ETR Associates;
Jeri Erickson, Foundation for Blood Research; Irene Lee, Santa Fe Institute; Joyce Malyn-Smith, ITEST LRC at EDC; Fred Martin, University of Massachusetts Lowell

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15 pp.
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