Looking for new ways to connect with students this school year and beyond? Explore the ways in which computational thinking is reshaping problem solving for students worldwide! Computational thinking challenges students and educators to solve problems using the same components as a computer, combining creativity with analytics for ultimate innovation. Ignite My Future developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in partnership with Discovery Education, is a one-of-a-kind initiative transforming the way students learn through computational thinking, a foundational skill for 21st century success.
Through Ignite My Future and other programs, TCS is committed to helping educators and students prepare for the new world of work, with a focus on providing digital resources that support development of a problem-solving mindset for all learners. This approach is more important than ever as education faces the new challenges of virtual learning. You can learn more about how TCS and others in the private sector are working to keep every student, teacher and family engaged in this uncertain environment in the new insight report, Leading in a New Beginning.
In addition to grab-and-go lessons, family activities and career vignettes available through the program, educators can also find extensive professional learning resources to guide them as they implement new teaching techniques that incorporate computational thinking across various subjects and grade levels. Read on for a few of our favorite professional learning resources from Ignite My Future!
Join the Ignite My Future team virtually to learn, connect and share with educators and thought leaders by participating in an Ignite My Future in School Virtual TECHademy. This 3-hour immersive virtual professional learning session focuses on engaging students in real world problem solving. All educators that join will receive a digital swag bag, along with transdisciplinary resources and strategies designed to effectively engage with the foundations of computational thinking across subject areas. Check out the calendar for the next session!
The best way to understand how computational thinking can truly impact students in the classroom is to get a first-hand view of how teachers are leading the way! This series highlights the personal experiences of three educators in their journey to bring transformative teaching to life. Each featured educator demonstrates their strategies for teaching computational thinking, sharing best practices and showcasing the diversity of the Ignite My Future resources. Through each short video, educators can learn how to infuse computational thinking into daily lessons and collaborate with others in their communities to make this strategy successful.
Educators can experience Ignite My Future at their own pace through this dynamic webisode series. These on-demand episodes are designed to build confidence and enhance understanding of computational thinking and transdisciplinary education. Timely topics include building your professional learning network and inspiring students to think BIG to solve real-world problems and address social issues.
Use these professional development tools to enhance your lesson plans this school year and beyond. With computational thinking, educators can challenge and engage students to solve problems in new ways and create new possibilities for the future! Find these resources and more at IgniteMyFutureinSchool.org or on the Ignite My Future channel in Discovery Education Experience.