In addition to the CT self-assessment tool, there are additional resources that can help support your CT integration efforts.
How Can We Support Computational Thinking in Schools is a quick-read blog post that highlights two important elements for getting started in integrating CT.
CT for an Inclusive World is a comprehensive report published by Digital Promise in 2022. This report provides educators with explicit examples of computational thinking, highlights important components to consider when undertaking these efforts, and features an excerpt on how the CT Framework and self-assessment tool can be used to develop schoolwide capacity.
Other Resources for CT Implementation:
Currently, many states have not adopted CS/CT or Digital Literacy standards to help guide educators around age-appropriate scope and sequencing and grade-level progressions. If your state currently has not adopted standards, or you are looking for other examples of CS/CT scope and sequences, or you are looking for examples of learning trajectories and other models of integration across all grade bands, below is a list of links that you can refer to for guidance.
Examples of learning trajectories and models of integration
- Everyday Computing Learning Trajectories provides examples of learning trajectories, lessons and assessments for 3rd and 4th grade math: http://everydaycomputing.org
- New York City Dept. of Education’s CS4All Blueprint provides teachers with examples of CS education, lesson plans and other resources: https://blueprint.cs4all.nyc
- Computer Science for All in San Francisco provides example lesson plans and activities for grades PreK-12 and includes additional links to standards, frameworks and extra-curricular activities: https://www.csinsf.org/resources.html
- STEM with CT provides teachers with lesson plans for 1st through 6th grade and includes a collection of videos that provide examples of these lessons and concepts in the classroom: https://sites.google.com/site/stemcwithct
Examples of CS/CT State Standards:
- Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) Standards: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-computer-science-educators
- The K12 Computer Science Framework: https://k12cs.org
- NY State Computer Science Standards: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/computer-science-and-digital-fluency-learning-standards
- California Computer Science Standards https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/computerscicontentstds.asp