Gain the knowledge, pedagogical practices, and foundational skills needed to integrate computational thinking into your classroom. Computational thinking is a high-level process that enables us to solve any given challenge using an analytical and methodical approach. By learning how to integrate computational thinking concepts and pedagogies into your instruction, you will develop empowered learners who are skilled problem solvers and critical thinkers. In this stack of three micro-credential courses, you will develop a student-centered learning experience rich with computational thinking concepts and pedagogies for your classroom. Micro-credential 5: Computational Thinking for K-8 Educators is worth 3 CPD credits. This course includes:
Micro-credential 5.1: Computational Thinking Basics
Take the first steps of integrating computational thinking into your classroom with Computational Thinking Basics. In this course, you will discover what computational thinking is, explore how it is currently integrated in K-8 content, and engage in various unplugged and digital computational thinking learning experiences, introducing you to the world of computational thinking.
Micro-credential 5.2: Pedagogical Approaches to Computational Thinking
Continue the integration of computational thinking into your classroom with Pedagogical Approaches to Computational Thinking. In this course, you will examine pedagogical principles to support students’ understanding of computational thinking, explore instructional strategies for integration into your classroom, and analyze computational thinking lessons and activities focusing on the needs of your learners and classroom
Micro-credential 5.3: Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Classroom
Complete the stack of computational thinking micro-credential courses with Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Classroom. In this course, you will continue exploring computational thinking lessons and activities to design a computational thinking integrated learning experience for your classroom and establish criteria to evaluate computational thinking practices within your content.