The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, has started a national education initiative, CSpathshala, to promote teaching of computing as a science in schools. CSpathshala has received seed funding from Google.
Computing is ubiquitous and people from every walk of life will need to be familiar with computing in some form or the other. This will lead to huge gap between computing skills availability and demand. To address the skills demand created by the industrial revolution, the Sciences and Mathematics were included in the school curriculum in the early 19th century. Now as we participate in the digital revolution, there is a need to teach our children to be socially responsible digital citizens and train them to be creators and inventors of technology. It is therefore imperative to teach computing which promotes problem solving, computational thinking and critical reasoning skills at par with Mathematics and Sciences.
Savitribai Phule Pune University ACM Student chapter helped ACM CS Pathshala initiative.ACM CS Pathshala is responsible for promoting computational thinking at school level.
Our chapter members along with students from DY Patil College organised sessions to improve the Presentations and overall course work so as to aesthetically appeal to children from Grade 1 through 5