The Computational Thinking Foundation (CTF) promotes, encourages and facilitates the use of Computational Thinking (CT) tools in education.
CT is the use of abstraction, automation, and analysis in problem-solving and provides critical skills that must be mastered to understand, advance and participate in our technology-based civilization and culture. CT has been identified by the National Science Foundation and a host of educational organizations as a tool set that is crucial to American international competitiveness and one that must be included in U.S. schools to achieve modern educational standards. The CTF advances STEM education, broadens STEM student participation, and increases public understanding through motivational applications based on CT tools and approaches.
Our mission is to advance STEM education, broaden K-12 STEM student participation, and increase public understanding through motivational applications based on CT tools and approaches. We are dedicated to making STEM education compelling, especially for middle school students who are at a critical stage in their career selection path. We work with schools locally, nationally, and internationally to teach CT skills through game design and computational science. We will make use of specialized CT approaches such as computational thinking software tools that lets users engage into fluid design processes that include bottom up and top down approaches.