Curriculum Unit Design for Subject Teaching and CT Development Contest is an initiative supported by CoolThink@JC. Seeking to inspire digital creativity among students and nurture their proactive use of technologies for social good from a young age, CoolThink@JC is a computational thinking education initiative created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, and co-created by The Education University of Hong Kong, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and City University of Hong Kong. In collaboration with local educators and the world’s leading experts, CoolThink@JC empowers teachers with high-quality teaching materials, learning platform, and professional development programmes. Since 2016, CoolThink@JC has trained more than 900 teachers from 178 primary schools and benefited over 73,000 primary students with CoolThink classes.
The CoolThink@JC approach prepares students for a fast-changing digital future through a hands-on, minds-on, and joyful learning experience. An independent evaluation has found that students participated in CoolThink@JC grew twice as much in problem-solving skills when compared with non-participating students. Following the successful implementation of the four-year pilot, the second phase of the CoolThink@JC has been launched in 2020, with the aim of mainstreaming computational thinking education.
Awarded Schools and Projects 得獎學校及作品
Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) Primary School
King’s College Old Boys’ Association Primary School No. 2
作品名稱：跨科學習—Interactive 3D Pen
Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School
PLK Dr. Jimmy Wong Chi-Ho (Tin Sum Valley) Primary School
PLK Grandmont Primary School
St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School
The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School