NICERC's computational thinking resources empower students to use computational thinking skills and practices to create computational artifacts in computer science, math, science, and the humanities. Each lesson integrates computational thinking skills (decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design) with design processes through problem-based projects.
This workshop series will prepare teachers to incorporate computational thinking lessons into their classrooms, either within core subject areas or as a stand-alone course. Except as otherwise noted, the Zoom sessions below will meet from 10:30 am - 12 pm Central each week.
- July 7: Introduction to Computational Thinking (10:30 - 11:30)
- July 14: Computational Thinking in ELA/Humanities
- July 21: Computational Thinking in Science/Engineering
- July 28: Computational Thinking in Math/Software Development
This workshop will be led by subject matter experts from the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). Instructors will be available between Zoom meetings to answer questions and troubleshoot.
Teachers can sign up for as many workshops as they would like. It is recommended for those who are teaching Computational Thinking as a full-year course in 2020-21 to attend the entire workshop series.
Due to federal grant restrictions, this workshop is only open to K-12 educators in the U.S.