Leaders: Greg Benedis Grab, Juliette Guarino Berg, and Kate Macaulay

Dates: Aug 3-5, 2022 (9:00-3:00pm EDT, via Zoom)

About the Workshop

FREE – Computational Thinking: Problem Solving Across the Curriculum (focus on STEM and ELA)(ES)

Calling all Elementary Teachers! Bring the language of problem solving to your Elementary Classroom! Abstraction, Logic, Evaluation and more – the concepts and approaches of computational thinking can help your students think through and tackle projects and problems, and to work as a team and communicate solutions! This FREE workshop series has been co-designed by Cornell Tech Teacher in Residence project and STEMteachersNYC.

Computational Thinking is so much more than JUST computer science. Computational Thinking is a model for thinking and problem-solving; a common language to help students tackle rich, multi-step, real-world problems. Over the course of this 3-day workshop, participants will:


Unpack computational thinking concepts and approaches.

Recognize computational thinking as a way to elevate problem-solving skills across lessons and units.

Engage in computational thinking through math and literacy tasks developed by Cornell Tech.

Explore the connections between Computational Thinking and NGSS Cross-Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices.

Engage in an NGSS-aligned, hands-on engineering design challenge to model the connections between computational thinking and the Engineering Design Process.

Examine their own curricula and for points of integration and draft lesson plans and activities to bring back to your classroom!


STEMteachersNYC delivers professional development workshops for teachers, by teachers, about teaching, since 2011. All workshops over 2hrs offer CTLE. CUNY Pre-service teachers may attend for free; Brooklyn College Pre-service teachers receive Field Site hours. Please reach out if your school requires an invoice. We are an NYCDOE MTAC Vendor.