This course will provide primary and secondary school teachers with ideas, free training material and resources to help them bring coding and computational thinking into the classroom with already made lessons plans. Besides, teachers will learn what is Code Week and how to participate in this initiative, that during 2019 engaged 4.2 million people in Europe and beyond. At the end of the MOOC, participants will have to organise an activity with their students or colleagues and register it in the Code Week map. After reporting the activity, participants will also get a certificate validated by the European Commission for their participation and engagement in the initiative.
To raise awareness about the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking into the classroom
To become familiar with innovative tools and approaches such as visual programming tools, unplugged activities, robotics, tinkering and making and coding for all subjects
To provide teachers with the basic knowledge of the Code.org CS fundamentals curriculum
To provide teachers with free training materials and resources available in 29 languages
To get familiar with the EU Code Week initiative and learn how to register an activity and report back
To discover what is the Code Week 4 all challenge
To become part of a community of enthusiastic teachers that can interact, exchange, share best practices and participate together in the EU Code Week initiative 2020.
This course can be followed by primary and secondary school teachers, regardless the subject they teach and their knowledge of coding. The course is also open to anybody interested and willing to take the course: young adults, adults, seniors, parents, librarians, entrepreneurs and policymakers. No previous experience or knowledge on coding and computational thinking is needed to take this course.
Module 1: Why Coding, Computational Thinking, and the EU Code Week Initiative - opens on 16/09/2020
Module 2: Computational Thinking and Unplugged Coding - opens on 23/09/2020
Module 4: Robotics, Tinkering and Making - opens on 07/10/2020
Module 5: Coding for All, App Development and CS Fundamentals - opens on 14/10/2020
In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to design a lesson, register it as a EU Code Week activity, and review two EU Code Week activities registered by other participants. The final deadline to complete all activities is 30 October 2020, 23:59 CET. The participation in the quiz will count for 5% of the final grade and is not a requirement for receiving the course certificate. The EU Code Week activity registered, together with the peer reviews, will count for 95% of the final grade. The overall passing grade is 95%.
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.
Naír Carrera has been working as an educational expert and external consultant in European projects for the last several years, focusing on digital and innovative education, e-Learning, and teachers´ training. She joined European Schoolnet in 2015, where she works as Education and Engagement Manager of the European Commission´s initiative EU Code Week, where she also contributes to the project strategic planning, monitoring, content creation and community engagement. You can follow her and get in touch here: https://twitter.com/Na_carrera
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:
Konstantinos is working at European Schoolnet as part of the Development & Advocacy Team. His main work includes supporting the project proposal writing processes, the coordination of EUN’s Future Classroom Lab stakeholders’ community, and the coordination of projects such as EU Code Week and IMPACT EdTech.
Disclaimer & Copyright
This course is a rerun of the EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC that ran in European Schoolnet Academy in 2019. The course has been created and coordinated by Naír Carrera, supported by the Code Week Team at European Schoolnet, and with contribution of Alessandro Bogliolo from the University of Urbino. The course is part of the EU Code Week initiative, supported by the European Commission.
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.