CPE Credit Hours: 12
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Scratch Computational Thinking
This course allows you to learn how to use Scratch to teach computational thinking across the curriculum to present, animate, and gamify your lessons. You will learn to create animations, make mathematical instructional resources, games, as well as pose and solve computational thinking problems to your students. Scratch is available for free and introduces block coding used with a variety of devices.
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Self-Paced Online Course
Scratch Computational Thinking is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
|Module 1||Getting Started with Scratch||In this module, you will set up your educator account on Scratch, enabling you to manage student accounts. You will then look at the rich set of resources available to you within the website and the drag-and-drop concepts of a block-based computing language.|
|Module 2||Sequence||In this module, you will discover the computational thinking concept of Sequence using flowcharts, drawing tools, and essential blocks to make your first animation program.|
|Module 3||Selection||In this module, you will examine the blocks that enable you to engage in block selection. You will see the fun that children can have when their creations come to life, and discover what happens when objects come together.|
|Module 4||Iteration||In this module, you will learn how computers quickly repeat instructions to create patterns and do more complex operations through a series of simple commands.|
|Module 5||Interactivity||In this module, you will discover how to connect the blocks in Scratch to critical computational thinking concepts.|