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The fifth annual conference organised by CSpathshala on Computational Thinking in Schools, CTiS2023 on 7th and 8th July, 2023 at IISER, Pune and hosted by City Pride School, Pune and SCTR’s PICT ACM Student Chapter (PASC). The conference addressed the theme Enhancing teacher preparation for integrating computational thinking. We had over 200 participants at IISER Pune across 10 states and 2300+ participants online across 21 states and 5 countries (Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland).

The CTiS (Computational Thinking in Schools) conference is an annual event organised by the ACM, India (Association for Computing Machinery, India) and the CSpathshala community. It aims to bring together teachers, educators and researchers to discuss issues of curriculum, pedagogy, policy and implementation, related to bringing computational thinking to schools.

CSpathshala is an ACM India initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In the National Education Policy 2020 and in many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as one of the essential skills to be developed in children during the school years. It advances the notion that the Mathematics and Science behind Computer Science go far beyond the simple ability to use computers and programming languages, and can be taught and discussed in schools even without the use of computers. The first CTiS conference was held in Pune in April 2019, the second and third conferences were held as virtual events in October 2020 and CSpathshala is an ACM India initiative to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. In the National Education Policy 2020 and in many countries across the world, Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as one of the essential skills to be developed in children during the school years. It advances the notion that the Mathematics and Science behind Computer Science go far beyond the simple ability to use computers and programming languages, and can be taught and discussed in schools even without the use of computers. The first CTiS conference was held in Pune in April 2019, the second and third conferences were held as virtual events in October 2020 and September 2021 respectively. Last year the fourth annual conference was held at IISER Pune in hybrid mode. The 4th conference saw participation of 300 participants in person at IISER Pune and Tribal Welfare Schools, Nagpur with 2,000+ online participation from 18 states in India and 7 countries (US, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Finland). All four conferences were greatly successful and were well received by teachers and educators.

CTiS2023 provided a platform for 60+ teachers, educators and experts to share their best practices as well as challenges faced in implementing computational thinking in education. We were privileged to have the Keynote Address by Tim Bell, University of Canterbury, New Zealand on Teaching Computer Science – Unplugged. We also had interesting sessions by Juraj Hromkovic & Regula Lacher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland for the Invited Talk on The Three Roots of Computer Science and a Workshop Session by Teaching CT from kindergarten to high school in a spiral curriculum. Interesting teacher presentations across various thematic areas from 10 states in India and also poster presentations and exhibits of CT unplugged activities and games were important highlights of the conference.

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