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ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards

CT Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to bring computational thinking (CT) to all K–12 content areas and are designed for all educators, including those who are new to computer science.
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its new ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies (CT Competencies) during the CSforALL Summit, which followed ISTE's first No Fear Coding Lab, held in Detroit.

CT Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to bring computational thinking (CT) to all K–12 content areas and are designed for all educators, including those who are new to computer science. The CT Competencies represent the first-ever approach to correlate and align the ISTE Standards for Educators, the K12 Computer Science Framework and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards for students. TheCT Competencies will also be used by schools of education across the country helping to prepare new educators to lead the way with CT skills.

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ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies include:

1. Computational Thinking (Learner)

2. Equity Leader (Leader)

3. Collaborating Around Computing (Collaborator)

4. Creativity and Design (Designer)

5. Integrating Computational Thinking (Facilitator)

For more information about the ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies visit http://www.iste.org/standards/computational-thinking.

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