Wednesday, March 28
5:45 PM-7:00 PM
CEST
Edison Ballroom D

MASH-UP: Using Computational Thinking strategies in Problem-Based Learning Experiences to teach Coding and Cryptography to At Risk Girls in Elementary and Middle School

Poster/Demo ID: 52138
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    Denise Johnson
    Winston-Salem State University
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    Shanta Kilgore
    Winston-Salem State University
  3. Suzanne Vogeley
    Winston-Salem State University
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    Marie Yacinthe
    Winston-Salem State University

Abstract: Computational thinking can be used to develop a new set of problem solving strategies that will be needed to tackle today’s complex issues in a digital age Authentic experiences in real world scenarios, or PBL's, are effective in teaching computational thinking in STEM environments Our project explored how girl's, in Title 1 elementary and middle schools, learned coding and cryptography using computational thinking as an approach to learning The study also explored how girls' perceived coding and cryptography as viable careers related to mathematics for girls and women

Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia

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