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You can think of our courses as the "Teaching Science" or "Teaching Social Studies" classes pre-service teachers take in college. We fill the computer science content knowledge gap for K-8 in-service teachers.
Center for STEM Education Deputy Director
SFUSD Computer Science Coordinator
ESD 101 Regional Science Coordinator
I encourage all K-12 teachers to attend this training, despite whether they think it applies to their unique classroom situation...because it does!
The most fun PD yet! Collaborated with colleagues and learned useful Computer Science skills to apply in the classroom.
A great training helping teachers to include Computational Thinking across all grades and curriculum!
I appreciate the presenters creating an atmosphere that allowed all of us to learn in a non-threatening environment that was light-hearted and fun.
This training was absolutely amazing. We had a chance to dig deeper in the reasons we should use computational thinking in our schools.
I thought I was an expert in Computational Thinking and Computer Science Implementation for K - 8 until I took this training. Now I know what I don't know and that will allow me to make better informed decisions in the future.
I entered this training knowing very little about CS/CT. Because of the way this training was scaffolded, I was able to gain an incredible amount of knowledge, but at the same time, have my interest sparked enough to keep the learning going.
Honestly, when I signed up to attend this training, it was not because I was excited about CT, it was because I recognized this is the direction education is moving and I needed to learn more about it. After attending the training, I am actually excited about learning more, getting better with the tools like Scratch, and sharing this with teachers.
Launch CS opened my eyes to how powerful computer science and computational thinking in the classroom can be. It creates a path to success for our students that they didn't even know existed.
Launch CS has provided our district with a great jumping off point to develop a comprehensive CS for All program in our K-5 space. We look forward to our continued work with them!
If you get a chance to participate in training by Launch CS, go for it! If they can teach me, a paper pencil, artsy, creative person to enjoy coding they can teach anyone! Two thumbs up!
This professional development opportunity provided me with an excellent foundation for implementing computational thinking in my classroom!
I feel more confident in my ability to incorporate and teach Computer Science now to my young eager learners! Thank you Launch CS!
I am not afraid when I hear the words "computational thinking" anymore. I left the training feeling empowered and excited to integrate Computer Science into our elementary curriculum.
Great PD and amazing tools I can go into my classroom and use this coming week!
This class provided an opportunity to explore physical computing devices and expand my understanding of CT concepts. I will use the knowledge, resources and professional contacts to continue growing the love of Computer Science within my school and district.
Training was amazing! I look forward to sharing resources with colleagues and introducing Computer Science to students and parents!
This course really helped deepen my understanding of both the tools and the concepts involved in Computational Thinking. Plus it was a lot of FUN!
This workshop made computational thinking less intimidating. It dove deeper into the concepts of computational thinking and have given me a foundation to take to my students.
If I were telling another teacher about this class, I would tell them that it was the best PD class I have attended. The days were well organized, the materials and the resources were excellent and pertinent, the hands-on was appropriate in content and length, and the the instructor was outstanding.
Computational Thinking is a fabulous course that will leave you with the skills, ideas, and tools to start teaching your kids both Computational Thinking and Computer Science from day one! ANYONE can take this class, it's not just for teachers who are "techy." If you want to teach your students critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills, then sign-up, today!
I absolutely loved experiencing the lessons first-hand and collaborating with colleagues. I was blown away by the amount of planning that went into the PD and feel prepared to bring back the lessons to my students.