Google Computational Thinking for Educators

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.

Google’s Computational Thinking for Educators covers everything from basic definitions to recognizing and developing algorithms. The course appeals to multiple learner types through videos, text based instruction, and practice activities. After completing the lessons, educators are challenged to identify how they can incorporate computational thinking in their subject area. This is an ideal course for educators looking to incorporate computational thinking into all of their classes and lesson plans. This free course takes an average of 15-30 hours to complete. The only prerequisite is a Google account and access to the internet, making it a free and easily accessible source for professional development.

Audience: 
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Requirements: 
Technology required
No cost
Resource Type: 
Professional development
Tutorial
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