Computational Thinking in Your Library
What do you think of when you hear the term, “Computational Thinking?” It’s more than just working with computers! Computational Thinking is a mindset and a way of approaching critical thinking that can be used to solve problems across every aspect of our lives. In this modern age, it is more and more important for all community members to develop these pivotal thinking skills – that’s where libraries come in!
In our 2019-2020 STAR Net Webinar Series Kick-off, we’ll be taking a look at Computational Thinking and ways that libraries can integrate this concept into their STEM programming. On Day 1, we’ll be taking a look at Computational Thinking concepts and low-cost, low-material activities that do not require a computer. On Day 2, we’ll be joined by Eric Stroshane, Library Development Manager for the North Dakota State Library, to discuss ways to start coding clubs and showcase digital resources for high quality activities. Both webinars will feature a guest speaker, Tai Hutchinson, Manager of Community Partnerships & Outreach, from Girls Who Code.