#### Problem Solving through Computational Thinking for Educators

Module Introduction
This module is the second 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 and process of decomposition, the first step in Computational Thinking. Examples of decomposition are shown and resources for teaching decomposition 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 visits 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 decomposition in Computational Thinking

Decomposition Video (11:03)
This video introduces the concept and process of decomposition, the first step in Computational Thinking. Decomposition is defined and related concepts are explained. Examples of decomposition are shown and resources and methods for teaching decomposition skills in the classroom are introduced.

Self-Evaluation
Click on the following link to open an editable Self Evaluation PDF.
Decomposition_Self_Evaluation_form2

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

Resources http://library.curriki.org/oer/Decomposition
Try the resources in this collection to expose your students to the concept of decomposition.

Take Home Messages

Link to Next Module
Pattern Recognition ( http://library.curriki.org/oer/Pattern-Recognition-101419/)

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