This self-paced course helps educators learn about computational thinking and how it can be integrated into a variety of subject areas. Divided into five units, the course provides real world examples as well as supplemental readings to support your learning.
Can a coding program get youth connected with backyard nature? Absolutely! Governor Mifflin School District tested a district-wide collaborative model, called Feathered Friends. They used concepts from connected learning, design thinking and computational thinking (CT) with our Middle School and High School student engineers to create an authentic learning experience.
This website shares strategies for how to elevate the critical role of families in STEM and build capacity of STEM programs to include families.
This job posting provides information on responsibilities, expectations, and experience required for a library staff member being hired to support computational thinking literacy library activities.
Youth can learn about farming and coding as they use the app to control a FarmBot as it plants, waters, and weeds a raised bed garden plot that they can then design and implement in the community!
Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
This site shares all of the resources and guidelines that Normal Public Library uses to run a mentorship program that pairs youth with an adult mentor who has experience in technology.
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Belmar Elementary School (BES) started its first-ever computer science club, Coding Connects BES, which connected coding to mentoring. BES 4th-8th grade students attended a weekly coding club that focuses on their personal interests, including video game design, fashion and music.
The Public Library Association is working to help libraries learn about and implement successful family engagement strategies. The web resources include toolkits, marketing materials, and a report completed with the Harvard Family Research Project.
This sample evaluation form is for staff to use following a computational thinking local library event.