Our world has become increasingly complex with most day to day decisions requiring at least some digital literacy. Computational Thinking, or an approach to problem solving that uses a logical framework that allows a computer to solve the problem, has become a fundamental skill for learning and future success. This talk will explore what skills are required for this type of thinking and how they are represented across the elementary curriculum and in teacher preparation.
Dr. Julie Mueller is a Professor and Associate Dean with the Faculty of Education at Laurier. She was an elementary teacher with the Waterloo District School Board for a decade before completing her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology. Julie's research investigates the integration of technology in teaching and learning with a current emphasis on computational thinking as a way of thinking. Her passion for active living has led her to also explore the use of exercise bikes in classrooms and flexible learning spaces.
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