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How Computer Science Learning Today Prepares Students for the 21st Century

Posted by EiE Team on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Learners who are ready to make advancements that will shape the rest of the century and beyond tend to be excited by flexible, open-ended, project-based, real-world learning situations. These types of problem-solving opportunities not only teach content skills, but instill curiosity, which is fundamental to lifelong learning, and help to develop communication and teamwork skills — as well as the freedom and responsibility that comes from taking charge of their own learning.

Introducing computer science and engineering concepts to children early helps them develop a foundational understanding of the world around them and explore how to improve it. Exposure to both subjects in elementary grades ensures more equity in learning as children start to gain awareness and interest in STEM. 

Computer Science learning in particular is a skill of ever-increasing importance in today’s academic and research worlds — as well as in business and beyond. Solid CS essential skills reveal how science, math, engineering, and computer science practices work together to help learners build problem-solving skills and resilience. 

Our Engineering and Computer Science Essentials® programs, available for integrated or individual subject learning, promote access, equity, and excellence in STEM academics through fun, engaging classroom lessons — and can help improve social-emotional learning, computational thinking, and sequencing skills.

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Written by EiE Team

Topics: EiE Resources for Teachers, Early Childhood STEM Education, Classroom Organization, Create a Generation of Problem Solvers, Computer Science, Virtual Learning

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