Computer Science Education Manager CS4all NYC Public Schools
This poster will convey computational thinking concepts such as writing algorithms (sequencing), pattern recognition, abstraction and decomposition of data through excerpts from picture books, student work, and images from classrooms. Many professionals see the words "computer science" and think of coding languages, hackers, glitches, or robots. However, our goal is to bring a new understanding in computational thinking as a problem solving skill that supports information literacy in the library program. Our 21st century library learners are tasked to become fluent in multimedia literacy skills. We want them to experience, experiment, and use a design process to discover creative solutions to authentic problems form personal understandings and propose original ideas. This can be made more efficient while also teaching computational thinking. This poster will include anecdotes from educators who are already integrating computer science concepts into their library instruction, supported by student work, graphic organizers and other materials. It will also include tables to help visualize the connections and commonalities between computer science concepts and information literacy framework.