This is a very short introductory course that aims to make EU Code Week more appealing and meaningful for teachers and schools and raise awareness about the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking into their lesson.
This course will provide primary and secondary school teachers with ideas, free training material and resources to help them organise a Code Week activity, while developing innovative teaching approaches and increasing students’ knowledge and motivation.
Teachers will learn what is Code Week and how to participate in this initiative, that last year engaged 2.7 million people in Europe and beyond. At the end of the MOOC, participants will have to register an activity 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 campaign.
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 in three weeks, depending on their availability and free time, between 3rd June and 26th June.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Section 1 – Why coding and computational thinking in schools?
- Section 2 – What is Code Week and why should teachers participate?
- Section 3 – How to register an activity and how to report back
- Section 4 – What is Code Week4 all challenge & how to get involved
- Section 5 – Assessment
|Module: Transforming education with coding and computational thinking||
03 Jun 13:00
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.
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Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as 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.