EU Code Week Bootcamp is a EU Code Week MOOC that will provide pre-primary, primary and secondary school teachers with practical ideas, tools and resources to help them bring coding and computational thinking into the classroom. Teachers will raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in coding and explore the potentials of artificial intelligence in education.
In this four-module course, they will experiment with new learning materials and challenges, and they will create their own activities. Teachers will be introduced to the EU Code Week initiative and the opportunities it offers. They will connect with like-minded peers and become part of a community that fosters collaboration, teamwork and exchange of good practice and stimulates discussion and reflection. This MOOC will be organized around the concept of blended learning with onsite study-groups working alongside the online course.
You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but you only need to pay attention to the course deadline, by which you should complete the peer review activity
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- To become familiar with the EU Code Week initiative and the opportunities it offers.
- To explore EU Code Week website and resources.
- To integrate coding, programming and computational thinking activities in teaching and learning.
- To examine examples of unplugged coding activities in the classroom.
- To discover the benefits of integrating robotics, tinkering and making into lessons.
- To recognize different approaches in the implementation of AI in the classroom.
- To identify risks and challenges of AI.
- To understand the importance of inclusion, equity and equality in the classroom.
- To meet like-minded colleagues to learn together and co-create learning outputs.
- To exchange good-practice with peers.
This course is open to anyone interested, but the main target audience are pre-primary, primary and secondary school teachers from Europe and beyond with an interest in the use of coding and programming in the classroom, regardless of the subject they teach and their knowledge of digital technologies. No previous experience or knowledge of coding is needed to take this course.
- Module 1: On the Road to Code starts on 10/10/2022
- Module 2: Bringing Ideas to Life starts on 17/10/2022
- Module 3: Call to Action starts on 24/10/2022
- Module 4: Run your Code starts on 31/10/2022
In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to submit their own coding activity before the deadline and review 3 of their peers' activities. The overall passing grade is 95%.
The final deadline to complete all activities is Wednesday, 16 November, 23:59 CET.
Note to teachers from Emilia-Romagna: Per i docenti della regione Emilia-Romagna iscritti alla piattaforma regionale https://iscrizioni.istruzioneer.it/ è possibile ottenere, oltre all’attestato rilasciato da European Schoolnet Academy, anche l’attestato rilasciato dall’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Emilia-Romagna (Servizio Marconi) che attua un'azione di facilitazione ed accompagnamento a questa attività. Maggiori informazioni al link: https://bit.ly/EuroSmooc21.
Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.
Note to teachers from Ireland: It may be possible to count the completion of this course as part fulfilment of any discretionary CPD hours, subject to your school management's approval. Therefore, please enquire with your school management if your participation in this course can be formally recognised.
Arjana Blazic is language arts teacher, education technology consultant and course designer. She is an external expert at European Schoolnet. Her interests focus on technology enhanced teaching and learning and the impact of digital technologies on teacher professional development. You can get in touch with her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abfromz
Eugenia is working at European Schoolnet, contributing to the educational aspects of EU Code Week: supporting the development of training materials for schools, assisting in the website of resources, and helping in the development of the Learning Bits. You can follow her and get in touch here: https://twitter.com/eugenia_eun
At European Schoolnet since 2012, he has been working in lots of different projects and initiatives. He has been more and more engaged in awareness raising, education and training projects, especially in the area of digital skills and coding. Currently he proudly supports the scale-up of EU Code Week. You can follow him and get in touch here:
Behind the course
This course has been created and is coordinated by Arjana Blazic and Eugenia Casariego Artola, supported by the Code Week Team and the European Schoolnet Academy staff. The course is part of the EU Code Week initiative, supported by the European Commission.
Disclaimer and Copyright
The creation and running of this course have been supported by the European Commission, but it is sole responsibility of the organizers. The European Commission (EC) is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.
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