Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking

Learn how to guide your students in developing the ability to solve real-world STEM problems in all curricular areas, maker labs, or makerspaces.
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In our online EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking course you will learn computational thinking strategies and identify relevant, real-world problems that can be applied in all curricular areas, STEM, small group maker labs or makerspace settings.


Our Computational Thinking course includes how to:

  • Design challenges that integrate computational thinking with concepts in all curricular areas.
  • Develop computational thinking activities for your grade-level and subject area with an existing unit of instruction.
  • Evaluate and select print, digital and online computational thinking resources.
  • Use coding language based on your background of experience.
  • Maximize and model effective classroom management when working in collaborative teams.
  • Identify resources and create challenges that are appropriate for makerspaces or small group work.

Online Course 3 semester hours of graduate credit
Instructor: Jennifer Kennedy

Spring: January 25 - March 19, 2021
Tuition: $466 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,398 for a three-credit course)
Tuition Due -March 3, 2021

We invite you to enroll in our Computational Thinking course to meet your professional development foals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.


If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.


This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 


Our online Computational Thinking course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

Our students include:

  • Tech integration teachers
  • Educational technology teachers
  • Elementary, middle school, and high school classroom teachers
  • School library media specialists
  • STEM educators
  • Those working with incarcerated youth outside of traditional K-12 education


How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

UW-Stout reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy



An e-textbook will be provided when you log in to the course. You may open the e-textbook to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Krauss, J., & Prottsman, K. (2017) Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student. Corwin Press. ISBN: 9781506341286 Also available as an e-text. eText ISBN: 9781506341279

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com as a new or used paperback.