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1922: Computer Science Fundamentals

  • Great Falls College MSU 2100 16th Ave. S. Great Falls, MT (map)

GTCC Summer Institute 2019

Workshop 1922

TITLE: Computer Science Fundamentals


The Computer Science Fundamentals workshop will provide an introduction to computer science and pedagogy, as well as an overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. This workshop will provide educators with basic computer science understanding and confidence to teach A-F curriculum in their classrooms and libraries. Even teachers with low and no technology in their classrooms will be able to implement computer science concepts into their classrooms, as teachers will have access to unplugged activities and resources to begin teaching coding in their classrooms. This workshop will be very hands-on and teachers will have the opportunity to explore online puzzles, complete unplugged challenges, as well as play with other coding tools and resources. Educators will leave with an understanding of the importance of CS for all students, and a plan for starting to teach computer science fundamentals to their students.


Traci Piltz  


K-5 Educators


Thursday-Friday,  August 1-2, 2019


8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. daily   


Great Falls, MT


Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave. S., Room B137


Limit of 25


15 OPI renewal units OR 1 graduate credit through Montana State University-Northern. MSU-N will charge $150.00 for this credit which is paid at the workshop.


Participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and meals.


$40.00 per participant if GTCC member / $100.00 per participant if not a GTCC member.  

REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT ONLY.  Registration and payment accepted online, or mail to 869 Tumbleweed Lane, Deer Lodge, MT 59722.  If workshop is full before payment is received you will be refunded.  NO refunds after May 31, 2019.


Educators should bring a laptop and headphones for completing online activities.