Webinar Series: Computational Thinking for Teachers & Parents

A three-part series for teachers and parents about how students understand computational thinking (Part 1), how teachers can support computational thinking in their classrooms (Part 2), and what parents can do to support computational thinking through activities with their children (Part 3). You can register for any combination (or all) sessions on January 30, February 6, and February 13.

Register for Part 1: Overview of CT (January 30)

Register for Part 2: CT Examples and Tools for Teachers (February 6)

Register for Part 3: How Parents can Support CT (February 13)

Part 1: Overview of computational thinking

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

This episode will present an overview of computational thinking (CT) and introduce participants to some key CT terms including: universal language, problem decomposition, data analysis, pattern recognition, algorithm, and abstraction. This episode will include 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 mathematics, science, and english language arts classes. 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 will explore reasons to develop computational thinking (CT) skills in children and how home activities can help them practice these new computational thinking tools. The presenters will model an activity that targets CT and will suggest other CT activities. A template for the modeled activity will be provided as well as a list of additional activities and resources.

Related Resources

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/

Leary, R. (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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