How can you map the entire human DNA sequence? Is it really possible that William Shakespeare wrote all of the plays that bear his name? Can one design a computer program that creates novel music compositions?
Answering these questions requires computational thinking, a way of problem solving that educators around the world are using across disciplines. Whether you teach computer science, humanities, math, or science, computational thinking can be a powerful addition to your classroom activities. By integrating these skills into all subject areas, you can help better prepare your students to contribute new solutions to seemingly impossible problems.
Our new online course, Computational Thinking for Educators, is free and intended for anyone working with students between the ages of 13 and 18, who is interested in enhancing their teaching with creative thinking and problem solving. We’ll demonstrate how bringing computational thinking into your classroom simply enhances what you already do, enriching your lessons and student exploration, even if you don’t have access to technology. Another benefit to computational thinking is that it can help boost students’ confidence in dealing with ambiguous, complex, or open-ended problems. We believe all students should learn computational thinking, regardless of subject or age. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a final project and earn a Google certificate. By integrating computational thinking skills into your discipline, you can help your students become technology creators and solve big problems using creativity!
Sound interesting? Check out our blog post (http://goo.gl/LqCpBB
) and register now to join us and other educators around the world as we take on Computational Thinking for Educators. This course will run from July 15 - September 30, 2015.