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Friday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Participating in Literacies and Computer Science (PiLaCS): An Approach to Computing Ed with Emergent Bilinguals

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Just as learning to use a new language is more than memorizing verb conjugations and vocabulary, being computationally literate is more than ordering the keywords of a programming language with the correct syntax. It is about participating in communities that create, read, modify, and use code and computing for particular purposes and contexts (Kafai & Burke, 2014). In this spotlight, practitioners and researchers who are integrating computer science into K-12 bilingual classrooms will describe an approach to teaching and learning computational literacies that considers how language-learning and in particular, learning literacies with and through language, may provide clues for supporting K-12 students’ participation in computing education. We will also describe some examples from classroom practice that demonstrate this philosophy in action.


Sara Vogel

PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
MIT Tang Center, E51-372 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA