Computer Science Basics

You don't have to be a computer science wiz to teach the concepts, thinking skills, and career paths associated with the field. This is a place to start to build your knowledge and confidence in computer science.

Seeing Patterns

Learn how to help youth reflect and process experiences with patterns and trends in data to assist them in computational thinking.

Why Do We Do Computer Science?

Developing skills in computer science is important for any young person regardless of whether or not this is the career path. All young people will need to be able to use computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

What Makes Computer Science Unique?

The 4-H experiential learning model helps young people understand that computer science is much more than just what happens on a computer. This approach develops leadership and life skills and prepares young people to be the innovators and problem-solvers of our future.

Break It Down

The facilitator works to enable active learning as youth work in small groups and use the strategies of computational thinking to design and describe their own unique monsters.

Computer Science: It’s Easier Than You Think

Explore what computer science is, why it is important for youth in your program, and how you can successfully teach computer science.

You’re a Computational Thinker

Learn how you’re a computational thinker, how computational thinking practices fit into other activities, and how to develop these practices with youth.

Improve Your Computer Science Understanding

This course is designed to help anyone working with youth get comfortable with computer science and computational thinking.

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