Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

17KE800 Computational Thinking

This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will learn how the methodologies of computational thinking are fundamental to developing the problem-solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing.


Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the course.

Tutor:  Ciaran Costello

Course Properties

Course date: 27-09-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-10-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 2
Cut off date 27-09-2017
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre
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Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
                R51 KN66.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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