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Scratch@MIT 2012 Session: Design-Based Learning, Computational Thinking, and the MIT Scratch Curriculum Guide

In this panel presentation, four member of the Scratch Curriculum Guide pilot discuss their experiences.

With funding from Google and the NSF, the ScratchEd team has been developing a Scratch curriculum guide. A draft of the guide was released in September 2011, and since then, it has been downloaded more than 30,000 times and translated into several languages (including Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Korean) by Scratch educators from around the world.

In addition to collecting feedback about the guide via ScratchEd, we have been conducting a year-long pilot with 10 schools to understand guide use. In this session, four members of the pilot study (Judy Hoffman, Melissa Nordmann, Russ Clough, and Tyson Spraul) shared their experiences of working with the guide in their classroom. The Scratch conference was the first time that we had all been together in person!

You can read about their experiences (and experiences of other pilot participants) in the Pilot Perspectives story series.