Launch CS

*** The CS@CSS events for 2018 have ended. If you have questions about future training opportunities please contact the program's facilitator as listed on our Contact Us page. ***

Summer 2018 Information

3-Day Computational Thinking Course

By the end of this course, teachers will be able to teach computer science and modify their own lessons to include computational thinking tools and concepts. This course will help you cultivate a sustainable Computer Science (CS) for All implementation model that equitably provides:

  • Students high quality CS education where deep learning is prioritized over exposure
  • Teachers a high sense of self efficacy with a mastery of content knowledge
  • School/District leaders and trainers the tools to ensure equitable advancement of CS in their schools

Teaching Tools:

  • Scratch and Scratch Jr.
  • Ozobot
  • Makey Makey
  • Micro:Bit
  • Unplugged Lessons
  • And more...

Topics Covered:

  • Computational Thinking, Algorithms, and Programming (debugging, control structures, data, modularity, abstractions, parallelism, program development)
  • Computing Systems (devices, hardware & software)
  • Data & Analysis (data storage, collection, visualization & transformation; inference & models)
  • Impacts of Computing (culture; social interactions; safety, law & ethics)
  • Pedagogy (assessment methods, integrating CT with other subjects, collaboration structures, classroom management, constructionism)
  • Equity & Access (strategies for culturally relevant teaching and scaffolding for language learners, resources for teachers )

Who Should Attend?

Elementary teachers (grades K-6) who are looking to deepen their understanding of computational thinking and computer science.

What Should You Bring?

Please bring a laptop and a tablet if you have one. Additional tablets will be available for use during the workshop.

Cost:

$900 + processing fee