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EU Code Week Icebreaker Rerun


Welcome to the EU Code Week Icebreaker MOOC Rerun

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This short introductory course aims to make EU Code Week more appealing and meaningful for teachers, schools, and parents while raising awareness about the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking into their lesson. Learning how to code can empower students to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, develop a better understanding of the world that surrounds them, and increase their chances to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

This course will provide participants with knowledge and skills about coding and computational thinking, as well as ideas, free training material, and resources to help them organize a Code Week activity anytime, anywhere.

Teachers, parents, and educators will learn about Code Week and how to participate in this initiative, that last year brought together 4.2 million people in Europe and beyond. At the end of the MOOC, along with the knowledge and skills acquired, participants completing the course successfully will obtain a badge and a certificate from European Schoolnet. Besides, if they participate in EU Code Week, they will obtain a certificate validated by the European Commission.

This introductory course has an estimated workload of five hours in total. Participants will have the possibility to start and complete the course in one day or five weeks, depending on their availability and free time, between 11th May and 15th June.

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Learning objectives

In this MOOC, you will:

  • Understand what coding and computational thinking refers to and to reflect about their role in the classroom, but also at home
  • Understand why coding and computational thinking are relevant to our student's lives and their understanding of the world around them
  • Understand the variety of skills that can be developed while learning coding
  • Become familiar with the EU Code Week campaign and the opportunities it offers


The target audience of this course are primary and secondary teachers, regardless the subject they teach and their knowledge of coding, but also parents and activity leaders. 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. In order to receive the badge and certificate, the participation in the general quiz will count for 100%. The overall passing grade is 80%. You will have 3 chances to take the quiz.

Course Staff

Naír Carrera - course coordinator

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. 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:

Tommaso Dalla Vecchia - course moderator

At European Schoolnet since 2012, he has been working on lots of different 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, and contribute to the growing of the Future Classroom Lab community, gathering hundreds of schools, ministries representatives and edtech companies. You can follow him and get in touch here:

Konstantinos Andronikidis - course moderator

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.

Anna Kostetska - course moderator

Anna works at European Schoolnet contributes to the different aspects and activities related to the European Commission´s initiative EU Code Week through the creation of training activities for teachers, selection of curation materials for students, policy research on digital learning, as well as community engagement. You can follow her and get in touch here:

Disclaimer & Copyright

This course is a rerun of the EU Code Week Icebreaker 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 campaign, 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.


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