IIIT-Hyderabad to Teach Students Computational Thinking Skills


Classes start from May 6- May 31. Last date for applications is April 14. All students will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

IIIT-Hyderabad will conduct its annual Student Technology Education Programme (STEP) for grade 7-10 students this year with a strong focus on computational thinking. Classes will start from May 6 and continue till May 31, 2019.

The program will equip young minds with fundamental computational skills that are increasingly pertinent in today’s world, the institute said in a statement.

This unique outreach program by IIIT-Hyderabad is claimed to be the first-of-its-kind and a harbinger of the institute’s goal for spreading the concept of computational thinking within the larger community.

The STEP curriculum has been designed to help build logical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills through theoretical as well as hands-on sessions.

Majority of the sessions will be conducted by IIIT-Hyderabad faculty and some visiting faculty.

Admission on First-Come-First-Serve basis

Admission to the course is open to any student who meets the age criteria on a first-come-first-serve basis. Last date for applications is April 14, 2019.

For middle school students (grade 7-8), the course (Computational Thinking and Applications, CTA) will be introductory in nature, focusing on applications of CT.

The course material has been developed based on the curriculum of Code.org.

For high school students (grade 9-10), the Computational Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) course is exploratory in nature, dealing with various aspects of how CT can help in problem solving.

All students will receive a certificate at the end of the course.