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EU Code Week - Ice-breaker MOOC


Welcome to the EU Code Week - Ice-Breaker MOOC

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This course can be taken anytime between 3rd and the 26th June. Participants who have successfully completed the course and registered an activity in the Code Week map will receive the course badge and course certificate on 8th July. After reporting back the activity in Code Week, they will also get a certificate validated by the European Commission.

After 26th June, the course will not be moderated, but it will remain open for registration, so teachers will still be able to access the content, learn about Code Week and register an activity in the map.

The course will consist on one single module divided into five different sections, aiming to introduce participants to EU Code Week. All the sections will be open on 3rd June and they will remain open permanently after the end of the course.

As this is an introductory course, it has an estimated workload of five hours only, that can be taken at any time between 3rd June and 26th June.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking into the classroom
  • Becoming familiar with innovative tools and approaches such as visual programming tools, unplugged activities, robotics, tinkering, and making and coding for all subjects
  • Gaining some basic knowledge of the CS fundamentals curriculum
  • Discovering free training materials and resources
  • Becoming familiar with the EU Code Week campaign and learning how to register an activity and report back
  • Discovering the Code Week 4 All challenge
  • Becoming part of a community of enthusiastic teachers that can interact, share best practices and participate in the 2019 EU Code Week campaign together


The target audience of this course are primary and secondary 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.


The assessment will be based on a general quiz about the course and a peer-to-peer review activity that will take place in the end of the course.

Course Staff

Naír Carrera - course coordinator

Naír Carrera has been working as an educational expert and external consultant in European projects for the last years, particularly focusing on digital and innovative education, e-Learning, digital communications and teachers´ training in the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels. She joined European Schoolnet in 2015, where she works as a Pedagogical Officer and Coordinator of the pedagogical and educational strand of the European Commission´s initiative EU Code Week, and the School-Based case studies pilot in the School Education Gateway, the European Commission portal for teaching professional development. Before joining European Schoolnet, Naír worked as a teacher in international schools and universities of Spain, England and France, and joined the eTwinning National Support Service (NSS) at the National Institute for Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF) in the Ministry of Education in Spain, where she is also an online tutor. You can follow her and get in touch here:

Disclaimer & Copyright

This course is produced by European Schoolnet Academy in collaboration with the University of Urbino, and with the support of GOPA Com. The course is part of the EU Code Week campaign, supported by the European Commission. The course is the sole responsibility of the organiser and the European Commission (EC) is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.

Creative Commons License

All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License