Computer Science

+ Early computational thinking

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Learn the foundations of computational thinking and how to “speak to a computer” by understanding how it works.

Understand the basic concepts of computational thinking and learn how to unlock the world of computers for children.

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This workshop…

About this workshop

During this seven-hour workshop, you will immerse yourself into the world of computer science and playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without using a computer. You will collect ideas for age-appropriate computer science experiences and learn how to recognise learning opportunities for computational concepts. This workshop will help you uncover basic concepts of computational thinking and learn how to unlock the world of computers for children.

By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of basic computer science concepts and be equipped with ideas for implementation into your setting.

Topic description

Immerse yourself in the world of computer science and playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without using computers.

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • understand the fundamentals of computational thinking
  • learn how to recognise learning opportunities for computational concepts
  • playfully explore algorithms, sequencing and sorting without computers
  • collect ideas for age-appropriate computer science experiences
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM.

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Computer Science workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What do I know about the ‘inside’ of a computer?
  • How relevant are technical devices for my everyday life?
  • How relevant are technical devices for the children’s everyday life?
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Book your workshop

Duration: 1 day | Cost: $215pp
100% of profits from your booking fee are used in funding towards education projects, such as a literacy program for young girls. 


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