Google has just released a course for educators introducing them to Computational Thinking. No programming experience or other special skills are required — just your Google Account.
The course begins on July 15th and runs through September. It should take you 15-30 hours to complete, and you will receive a certificate if you finish by October 1.
Get started at http://g.co/computationalthinking
Today I’m in Hot Springs, Arkansas presenting a full day hands-on session at the Hot Springs Technology Institute pre-conference. Participants will become familiar with the new Essentials of Computer Programming frameworks, get some exposure to MIT App Inventor, and take home a set of Android tablets to use in their classrooms. The full conference begins tomorrow, and I cannot wait!
Full details will come later, but for now you can view the participant agenda.