Module Introduction
This is the fourth and final module from Curriki’s Problem Solving through Computational Thinking for Educators: Online Professional Development Training for Middle and High School Teachers ( http://library.curriki.org/oer/Problem-Solving-through-Computational-Thinking-for-Educators-Online-Professional-Development-Training-for-Middle-and-High-School-Teachers/). 


The course is aligned to Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science Standards 5.2 Level 2: Computer Science and Community, as well as Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Mathematics.

Module Overview
This module introduces the concept of Algorithm Design in Computational Thinking. Examples of algorithm design are shown and resources for teaching algorithm design skills in the classroom are introduced.

Module Instructions
Tips for module completion:

  • Open or print out the “Take Home Messages” page to follow along as you watch the video
  • Take the time to watch the video—you may want to pause and visit some of the resource links as you watch
  • Complete the short Self-Evaluation—click on the link and save the PDF to keep your answers
  • Check your understanding using the Self-Evaluation Answer Key—click on the link to view the PDF
  • Join the Curriki Group for the course (http://library.curriki.org/groups/problem-solving-through-computational-thinking-for-educators-online-professional-development-train/) to discuss any questions or comments you have with other teachers and share your experiences in teaching using Computational Thinking
  • Submit links to new resources you might come across that help teachers and/or students learn about algorithm design in Computational Thinking
  • FINAL STEP: Complete this survey to receive your Certificate of Completion for the course.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CT-PD

 

Algorithm Design Video (14:05)

Self-Evaluation



Click on the following link to open an editable Self-Evaluation PDF.
Algorithm_Design_Self_Eval_276

Answer Key for Self-Evaluation
Click on the following link to open and/or download the Self-Evaluation Answer Key PDF.
Algorithm_Design_Self_Eval_Answer_Key_Final

Resources
Try the resources in this collection to expose your students to the concept of Algorithm Design. 

 
Take Home Messages 
 
 
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