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Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators

Computational Thinking & Block Programming in K-12 Education,

How could you program a complex "choose your own adventure" game? How can your soccer game determine goals, balls out of bounds, and corner kicks? You'll learn to do both of these in this course! This class teaches the concepts of nested if/else statements and compound Boolean conditional expressions. For each concept, we'll start by helping you connect real-world experiences you are already familiar with to the programming concept you are about to learn. Next, through a cognitively scaffolded process we'll engage you in developing your fluency with problem solving with nested if/else statements and compound conditionals in a way that keeps frustration at a minimum. Along the way you will learn about the common challenges or "bugs" students have with these concepts as well as ways to help them find and fix those concepts. You'll also be guided in running classroom discussions to help students develop deeper understanding of these concepts. Finally, you'll prepare classroom resources to help your students to develop debugging skills. Additionally, you will create resources to help educate your students about the impacts of lack of equity in K-12 CS instruction.

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Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Oct 14 (last week)
Cost $39
From University of California San Diego via Coursera
Instructor Beth Simon
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Language English
Subjects Programming Social Sciences Education
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Oct 14 (last week)
Cost $39
From University of California San Diego via Coursera
Instructor Beth Simon
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Social Sciences Education
Tags Computer Science Social Sciences Software Development Education

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