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Welcome to our Fall 2017 season!  For questions about MySciLife® PLC meetings or Jumpstart sessions, please email MySciLife@sflinc.org. For questions about OK2Ask®, please email OK2Ask@sflinc.org. If you’d like to be added to our OK2Ask® email list for registration announcements, please visit http://bit.ly/K12PD_OK2AskEmailSignUp

Classroom Activities to Promote Computational Thinking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 11:30:00 PM UTC
Encourage your students to develop computational thinking skills through simple hands-on, minds-on classroom activities.
Learn how to infuse Computational Thinking into your classroom activities across all core content areas. Computational Thinking prepares students to understand how to use today’s digital tools to help solve tomorrow’s problems. Most teachers are already teaching elements of Computational Thinking without knowing it. This workshop will help participants understand the fundamental tenets of Computational Thinking, most notably, how Computational Thinking combines critical thinking skills with the power of computing to make decisions or find solutions. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate computational thinking into classroom activities, brainstorm ideas with other educators for using those strategies in their content area, and begin planning a lesson. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.**

OK2Ask are hands-on exploratory workshops, not sit & gets. We highly recommend that you attend using a computer with an updated browser (Chrome or Edge). Those attending on mobile devices may not be able to fully participate and therefore may not receive a certificate. You are welcome to join us on a mobile device, but this may jeopardize your ability to receive CEUs. 
 
As a result of this session teachers will:
Learn the fundamentals of Computational Thinking;
Explore activities and resources that promote Computational Thinking; and
Plan for the use of Computational Thinking in the classroom.
 
Applicable ISTE-T standards (2008)*: 1A, 2A, 5A
* The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at ISTE’s NETS-T page: http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-teachers

**Read more about technology comfort levels for OK2Ask here. We suggest these levels to be fair to all who attend. If you sign up for a session that is above your comfort level, you may have difficulty keeping up. Please plan to watch the archived recording after the session to catch up on things you missed.


If you've never used Adobe Connect, we suggest that you run a
quick diagnostic on your computer in advance.

If you plan to attend the session via a tablet, please install the Adobe Connect App from the Apple or Android store. You WILL need a separate keyboard in order to participate fully (and earn a professional development certificate).


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