Computational thinking moves students from users of technology to creators with technology. At its core, computational thinking encompasses complex problem-solving by which students analyze and visualize data and experiment with and amplify solutions.
Beyond the functional application of technology to solve and create, computational thinking also cultivates a mindset that imbues experimentation—perseverance, growth, and collaboration. And these competencies feed social and emotional learning (SEL). Indeed, as schools and districts continue to prioritize SEL, computational thinking is a meaningful program to support students’ social and emotional growth.
In this webinar, Jeff Meyer, Director of Education for Learning.com, and Naomi Veak, Training Manager, will:
- Demystify computational thinking and the mindset it encourages;
- Illustrate the connections between computational thinking and social and emotional learning;
- Share ideas to foster the connection between developing social and emotional learners and computational thinking;
- Provide resources to start teaching computational thinking in ways that support social and emotional learning.