Montana State University

CSCI 591-801: Computer Science in the Classroom: Computational Thinking for Teachers

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Bozeman, MT
Jun 15-Jun 19, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $627.00
Instructor(s): John Paxton

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Course Description

The course examines the computing field and how it impacts the human condition. Exciting ideas and influential people are introduced. A gentle introduction to computational thinking using the Python programming language is provided. The course also introduces participants to robotic platforms.

Meeting Place and Times

MTWRF - 8 am to 5 pm
EPS 254


John Paxton.


Graduate standing and 2 years of teaching experience.

Target Audience

7 - 12 grade teachers who are working on the MSSE degree and who want to learn how to incorporate computational ideas into the classroom.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $87.00
 Computer Fee$7.00
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Development of this course was sponsored by a private donor and the Master of Science in Science Education program

Required Books/Materials

  • No text is required, the necessary resources are either online or will be provided by the instructor.

For More Information

Contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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