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Computer Science for Middle School and High School Teacher Workshop
August 21st & 22nd, 2017
(Make Sure To Look below for RU4HS Agenda Too!! And look at the very bottom for session descriptions!)
Assessments are used for a variety of purposes, both inside and outside the classroom. To make the most of these assessments, it is essential that test writers (including classroom teachers) follow best practices to ensure the fairness and validity of their tests. In this session, we will share some best practices for measuring student knowledge and skills in computer science.
Problem Solving Skills (Puzzle-Based Learning)
Dr. Meyer will begin with an exploration into the evolution of the human brain and how our species developed problem solving skills. He will discuss some of the vestigial features of the human brain that can actually prevent your students from reaching the level of deep thought needed to solve challenging problems. Following this he will briefly discuss the importance of developing problem solving skills in young people. The main part of his presentation will be a problem-solving workshop in which he goes over some problem-solving strategies with many examples that can be used in the classroom. Finally, he will present numerous ideas for infusing problem solving throughout the school.
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Sponsored by Google, and brought to you by the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey