EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Shelley Lee
Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,323 per course)
Spring: January 28 - March 22, 2019
Tuition due February 27, 2019

How do I register?

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If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-232-2693.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

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If you need a copy of the syllabus for your district to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development
Phone: 715-232-2693

You Will Learn How to

  • Integrate coding and computational thinking activities with curriculum
  • Design instructional activities for promoting computational thinking as a method for solving real-world problems
  • Guide students in developing an interest in computer science and coding
  • Evaluate computer coding curriculum materials, both print and electronic
  • Teach coding using various coding languages

Course Description

Research, issues, and problems related to teaching K-12 computational thinking, including problem-based learning, computer coding, and applications in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields.

Help your students learn to code and develop practical apps. Learn strategies to help students think critically and solve problems creativelywith coding.


Krauss, J., & Prottsman, K. (2017) Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student. Corwin Press. ISBN: 9781506341286 Also available as an e-text. eText ISBN: 9781506341279

Who Should Enroll

  • Tech integration teachers
  • Educational technology teachers
  • Elementary, middle school, and high school educators
  • School library media specialists
  • STEM educators
  • Those working with incarcerated youth outside of traditional K-12 education

Enroll in this course to meet your goals for

  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • continuing education refresher course
  • graduate credits/electives
  • transfer the credit to another university

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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Email: Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693