Are you looking for ways to support your students in developing a computational thinking mindset in any area of science? Computational thinking is a systematic, multi-pronged, problem solving approach at the heart of computer science and other fields that engage with complex issues. Whether you are teaching in-person, hybrid, or remotely, this workshop series will help you identify opportunities for implementing computational thinking into your existing curriculum. In this first workshop we will focus on the use of spreadsheets – a readily available tool – and examples such as Excel and Google Sheets. Several aspects of computational thinking will be addressed, including logic, algorithms, patterns, and decomposition. We will apply computational thinking to the practices of developing and using models as well as analyzing and interpreting data. Learn how you can use computational thinking strategies with  spreadsheets to deepen student thinking!

Dec 5 and 12, 10:00-11:30am

Leaders: Cat Garland, Juliette Guarino Berg, and Greg Benedis Grab