Join us for professional develop opportunity that dives deep into computational thinking within the K-12 classroom as we explore the book “Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student” by Jane Krauss and Kiki Prottsman.
The online book study begins April 17th and ends May 15th. The book study qualifies for STEM clock hours, and participating teachers will earn nine hours of technology compensation upon completion of the course. Teachers will access discussion prompts and post their reflections through Actively Learn twice a week. We encourage teachers to sign up with a partner as some of the work uses pair-programming protocol. Teachers must provide their own book for this course. Amazon, Google Books, and Target have online or paperback versions.
You will learn what Computational Thinking and Computer Science is, why it is important, and how it fits into your larger curriculum. Explore Computational Thinking Concepts: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, and Automation. Collaboration time will be spent exploring integration strategies and making the learning relevant for your students.