CSET Professional Learning

Computational Thinking in Teaching and Learning

Content Deepening Courses

Our March 2020 dates for this conference are canceled.  We are still on for June 15-17, 2020.  Please check this page for updates and for registration details for the June workshops.

All San Mateo County practitioners K-12 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 in person sessions and one virtual follow up. 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. Following the PLE, participants will develop and implement computational thinking activities in their context, with the support of a peer group and instructional coach.  The group will reconvene virtually to share their experiences, receive feedback, and plan for future development.

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.
  • 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.


Date and time

June 15-17


CERAS Building, Room 204

520 Galvez Mall

Stanford University