CSET Professional Learning

Computational Thinking in Teaching and Learning

Content Deepening Courses
Registration is closed.

The format for this course is virtual and will include synchronous and asynchronous work, meaning there will be sessions where all participants are expected to work together online and there will be follow up work done offline.  Here is the online schedule:

  • Saturday, June 13 from 9-11 AM
  • Monday, June 15 from 4-6 PM
  • Wednesday, June 17 from 4-6 PM

All San Mateo County K-12 practitioners are welcome to attend. 

We believe learning and implementation is best done in teams, so we encourage practitioners to register with content, grade level, or admin team members.  However, individuals can fully participate in the PLE.


Course details:

San Mateo County Office Education and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford GSE will facilitate a professional learning experience in which practitioners will explore how (and why) they can support students' engagement with computational thinking practices through interdisciplinary means.  The workshop series consists of three virtual synchronous sessions, with asynchronous activities in between. Together, practitioners will deepen their content knowledge of computational thinking and hone their pedagogical expertise in collaboration with other county educators and CSET professional development coaches. In addition, each registered participant will be mailed a kit of materials that will support the tinkering and exploring we will do together virtually.

You will learn to: 

  • Describe the core practices of computational thinking and be able to use it as a way for students to access information, express their thinking, learning, and ideas, and increase their computational fluency.
  • Develop technological pedagogical content knowledge in order to embed these practices into your discipline, either in-person or remote.
  • Understand how to choose appropriate learning environments for students to engage in computational thinking related activities with an emphasis on pedagogy.
  • Recognize the impact computational thinking can have on developing student understanding of ethics and equity necessary to be users and consumers of technology.


1 CEU available to all participants who satisfactorily complete all course components.

Date and time

June 13, 15, and 17 - virtual


Virtually over Zoom. Instructions will be given after registration.