Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education have launched Ignite My Future in School, an initiative to transform the way students across America learn through computational thinking, a foundational 21st century skill for successful careers in every sector. The journey into the world of transdisciplinary instruction and computational problem solving starts with the suite of professional development tools. Each of the seven computational thinking strategies (collecting data, analyzing data, finding patterns, decomposing problems, comprehending abstractions, building models, and developing algorithms) includes ideas that educators can use to bridge computer science to each of the four core subjects—language arts, mathematics, science, social studies—as well as across disciplines.
In addition to communicating with humans and machines, tomorrow's jobs will require employees to collaborate with their fellow co-workers, as well as the machines that will be working side by side with our employees. By offering high tech learning environments, we will ensure our students have the skills and comfort level to collaborate with both humans and robotics in the workplace.
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) pioneered Design–Make–Play, a novel approach to learning and engagement, drawing on deeper learning research and supporting the creation of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, knowledge integration, innovation, and creativity skills.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a set of guidelines to help educators integrate computational thinking across the curriculum. The effort is part of an overall goal of enhancing science, technology, engineering, and math instruction.