Computational Thinking is a 21st-century skill that, in the information age, is indispensable to all humans.
Every student and every profession, from a writer to a baseball player, needs computational thinking to succeed.
Computational thinking education is not institutionalized in an equitable and accessible way.
Computational Thinking Alliance
An alliance of for-profit and non-profit professional development organizations, digital platform providers, and educational institutions with a common goal:
To institute computational thinking as an important educational asset in schools across the world.
CTA is dedicated to expanding the notion of computational thinking from a math and computer science topic to one useful for all subjects.
CTA aims to retool schools with the platforms, content, and strategies they need to effectively convey computational thinking skills to their students.
Goals of CTA
Integrate computational thinking into current math and computer science curricula.
Foster a culture of learning that is experimental and self-directed.
Ensure privacy protections when integrating new ed-tech and learning environments into the classroom.
Become a foundation of and complement to existing coding and makerspace platforms
Provide a Computational Thinking Playground in the language of math
Provide a virtual makerspace to foster creativity in an accessible and equitable way.
Provide innovative professional development for STEM teachers and education leaders.
Empower teachers and students to create and share their own work.
For Profit / Non Profit Partnership Ecosystem
Aligning philanthropic organizations, industry expertise and resources, and professional associations to deliver the content and resources necessary to solve some of the most important challenges facing education and society today.