Are you signing up for Google's Computational Thinking course for Educators?

Google are going all in on coding and computer science in an effort to improve the learning opportunities for teachers and students.  

On July 15 they will begin running a free course for educators to train them in how to use 'computational thinking.' in the classroom.  The course is open to all educators and there is a set time frame allocated to complete the course.

I have enrolled and would encourage others to do the same.  The course will be broken into five different modules exploring 

  • Introducing  Computational Thinking

  • Exploring Algorithms

  • Finding Patterns

  • Developing Algorithms

  • Applying Computational Thinking

The Computational Thinking for Educators course runs with support from Google teaching assistants, content experts, and other students responding to questions in the G+ Community from July 15 through September 30, 2015 and can be completed at your own pace during this time. The course consists of text lessons, supplemental videos, activities, and a hands-on final project.  You can access the course here.