PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS FINISHED. ALL MATERIALS AND DISCUSSIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN ACCESS THEM VIA THE MODULES TAB ABOVE.

TO ACCESS THE MODULES, PLEASE ENROLL FOR THE COURSE BUT BE AWARE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE THE COURSE BADGE OR THE CERTIFICATE. HOWEVER MODULE BADGES ARE STILL AWARDED AUTOMATICALLY. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUPPORT IS NO LONGER PROVIDED BY THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS OR THE EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET ACADEMY TEAM FOR THIS COURSE.

"Coding is like the new literacy!"

Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission.

Annoyed of students being distracted by their mobile phones? Tired of seeing students falling asleep after a night of gaming? Let's turn our students from passive consumers of technology into active producers of technology. Let's get them to develop apps, design games and start their own websites.

Technology is everywhere, if we like it or not. And nearly all future jobs require us to understand it. To respond to this, governments are including computing in national curricula, as a subject taught at all ages but also as part of other subjects. This means the responsibility is on to us, the teachers, because we need to teach it. In the UK already every primary school teacher has to teach computing concepts and in many other countries more and more of us will be required to teach computing or at least integrate computing concepts, ideas and processes into the teacher of our subjects. So let's get ready for this.

If you are a Computer Science teacher who needs new ideas, tools or resources on how to teach your subject. If you are an Art teacher who suddenly has to talk about website design, user experience and user interfaces in your subject. If you are a Biology teacher who has to teach your students how to programme sensors taking important measurements in an experiment. This MOOC is here to help you. We will be exploring the ideas, concepts, processes and skills that are important in computing and then introduce you to the tools, resources and lesson activities that can help you teach these concepts and processes in the classroom.

The course is designed as an introductory course, for you to use as a starting point to explore some of the ideas and tools further. It is relevant to secondary teachers from all subjects and all levels of experience. A basic amount of knowledge on operating computers and other technology devices is expected but you don't need prior knowledge of computing. The course lasts for six weeks and requires around 2 hours of work per week. The course has been designed by teachers for teachers and will feature interviews, presentations, and activities from teachers, professors, students and computing professionals.

Enrol in the course and join the discussion on our social media channels via the Facebook group and Twitter using #CScourse

 

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List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
02/11/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
1. Why teach computing at schools? Start date
02/11/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
2. What and how are we teaching? Introducing concepts and methods Start date
09/11/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
3. How to teach computing? Using visual programming tools Start date
17/11/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
4. How to teach computing? Using game design tools & involving more girls Start date
23/11/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
5.How to teach computing? Creating for mobile & preparing your Hour of Code Start date
01/12/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
6. Final Project: Running your Hour of Code Start date
08/12/14 00:01
End date
31/12/23 23:59
To enroll in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Target audience

The course is aimed at secondary school teachers but is open to anybody interested in the topic. While some of the activities presented in the course are more relevant for Computer Science teachers, the course is aimed at teachers from any subject. Some basic understanding on how to operate computers and software is required for this course

Duration

The course lasts six weeks from November 3rd to 14th December

Start date

Monday, 3rd November 2014

Certification

For each module completed, participants are awarded a digital module badge. After completing the entire course, participants receive a digital course certificate and a digital course badge.

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