• Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Modeling Engineering Practices
  • Time: Length: 115 minutes
  • Guide Type: Training (large group)

Computer Science: It’s Easier Than You Think

Participants will explore what computer science is, why it is important for youth in their program, and how they can successfully teach computer science.


Objectives

Participants will explore what computer science is, why it is important for youth in their program, and how they can successfully teach computer science.

 

Agenda

Welcome, introductions, and explanation of Zoom – 10 minutes

Is it computer science? – 10 minutes

  •  Palindrome activity

What is computer science? – 10 minutes

See the skill in action – 15 minutes

  • Computer Science: It’s Easier Than You Think video-based learning module

Hands-on-learning with Scratch – 40 minutes

Process the experience – 20 minutes

Organize your computer science activity – 20 minutes

Create an action plan – 15 minutes

Conclusion – 10 minutes