Webinar Series: Computational Thinking for Teachers & Parents

January 30, February 6, and February 13, 2018 – 3:30-4:30 pm Pacific / 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern

A three-part series for teachers and parents about computational thinking. Part 1 will give an overview of computational thinking, Part 2 will dive into how teachers can support computational thinking in their classrooms, and Part 3 will discuss what parents can do to support computational thinking through activities with their children. You can register for any combination (or all) sessions.

Webinar Archive for Part 1 (Overview):

Webinar Archive for Part 2 (Teachers):

Webinar Archive for Part 3 (Parents):

Part 1: Overview of computational thinking

January 30, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm Pacific / 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern

This episode presented an overview of computational thinking (CT) and introduced participants to some key CT terms including: universal language, problem decomposition, data analysis, pattern recognition, algorithm, and abstraction. This episode included examples from a computer science classroom.

Part 2: Example lessons and tools to help teachers support computational thinking in the classroom

February 6, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm Pacific / 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern

Computational Thinking strategies are at the core of activities and are woven together to form high level critical thinking about every subject area. The lesson examples shared in this episode are from elementary, middle, and high school classes in a variety of subject areas. The tools included in these lesson examples translate to all subject areas.

Part 3: How parents can support computational thinking with their children

February 13, 2018 from 3:30-4:30 pm Pacific / 6:30-7:30 pm Eastern

This episode explored reasons to develop computational thinking (CT) skills in children and how home activities can help them practice these new computational thinking tools. The presenters modeled an activity that targets CT and will suggest other CT activities. A template for the modeled activity was provided, as well as a list of additional activities and resources.

Related Resources

Resources from this Computational Webinar Series
CIRCL Primer: Computational Thinking

Suggested Citations

Ruiz, P. (2018, January 30). Computational Thinking for Teachers and Parents: Part 1 [Webinar]. In CIRCL Webinar Series. Retrieved from http://circlcenter.org/events/computational-thinking-for-teachers-and-parents/

Ruiz, P., Costello, S., & Kalthoff, A. (2018, February 6). Computational Thinking for Teachers and Parents: Part 2 [Webinar]. In CIRCL Webinar Series. Retrieved from http://circlcenter.org/events/computational-thinking-for-teachers-and-parents/

Hampton, S., & Fusco, J. (2018, February 13). Computational Thinking for Teachers and Parents: Part 3 [Webinar]. In CIRCL Webinar Series. Retrieved from http://circlcenter.org/events/computational-thinking-for-teachers-and-parents/

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