This MOOC seeks to familiarise educators with Computer Science, explain how teachers can use it in the classroom, and explore computer science as a potential future career option for students. Educators will explore how to cultivate students’ problem-solving skills and creative thinking while teaching computer science and computational thinking concepts.
Participants will get an overview of educational activities for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, visual and text-based programming. They will receive concrete resources, which they can use to teach computer science in their classroom, like Google for Education, Code Week and Code.org. At the end of the MOOC, participants will create a learning scenario that they can use in their classroom. They will get feedback from their peers and also assess their peers’ scenarios.
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This course is open to anyone interested in integrating Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) into their classroom, regardless of their background on the topic or skill level. However, the course is targeted mainly to teachers of any school subject in primary or secondary schools.
Many of the course materials and resources are available in several European languages, but the course content and the course assignments are entirely in English, so a basic level of understanding and writing is required.
In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to submit their own learning scenario before the deadline and review 3 of their peers' scenarios. The overall passing grade is 95%.
The final deadline to complete all activities is 01 June 2022, 23:59 CEST.
Note to teachers from Catalonia: You can get your successful participation in this MOOC course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours after completion of the learning activities and different tests. For more information visit: http://xtec.gencat.cat/ca/formacio/la-meva-formacio/expedient-de-formacio-i-certificacio-dactivitats/
Note to teachers from Castilla y León: Si eres profesor de Castilla y León, y además del certificado de la European Schoolnet Academy, quieres recibir un certificado oficial de parte de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León inscríbete en la página web del CFP Idiomas de Castilla y León http://cfpidiomas.centros.educa.jcyl.es/sitio/
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 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 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.