Interested in Our Program?

If you would like to be considered for acceptance into this instructional program for high school teachers, you may:

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The ability to solve complex problems has always been important, but in today’s digital world It has become an increasingly essential skill.

Essentially, computational thinkers are excellent problem solvers.

Computational thinking itself is a highly structured way of identifying and solving problems, and it is made up of four parts.

Decomposition – breaking down a complex problem or system into smaller, more manageable parts

Pattern Recognition – looking for similarities among and within problems

Abstraction – focusing on the important information only, ignoring irrelevant detail

Algorithms – Developing a step-by-step set of rules to follow to solve the problem.

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Introduce Your High School Students To High-Level Computational Thinking Tools & Strategies

Would you like to become one of an elite group of high school teachers who learn how to teach high-level computational thinking to students in math, science and other disciplines?

With support from a National Science Foundation Grant, the DIMACS Center at Rutgers University has created an online series of instructional courses that will teach you the basics of computational thinking and how to integrate it into your coursework.

Computational thinking is a high-level thought process that includes a set of tools and strategies for solving complex problems. Although essential to the development of computer applications, it can also be used to solve difficult problems across all disciplines.

Participating teachers will receive:

  • A professional development certificate from Rutgers
  • Free admission to the course
  • $1,000.00 for course completion and class implementation

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CANVAS Teacher Students

Please SIGN IN to the CANVAS website using your email and the password you received at the pre-course workshop.

Apply for Admission to Upcoming Workshops

The following two-day, pre-course workshop is scheduled to be held this fall remotely for all teachers accepted into the program.

This workshop will provide essential information about the course, introduce you to other course participants, and explain how to use CANVAS, the online instructional platform. Online instruction will occur over an 8-week period following the workshop.

To apply for admission, complete our online application form.

  • October 3-4, 2020, Boston University, Boston, MA: Following a mandatory online workshop from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday October 3 and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday October 4, the online course will follow immediately from October 5 – December 6, 2020. Please note: you do not need to teach in the Boston area to participate in this online course.

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For more information, contact Jon Choate at or Gary Benson at You may also download the program flyer.