EDU 923 Coding and Computational Thinking
Develop an understanding and application of computational thinking concepts for educators. Evaluates offline grade-level appropriate computational thinking activities for students, presents instructional strategies that foster student perseverance, and investigates the basics of coding author applications. Participants will develop an implementation plan for teaching computational thinking and coding.
Computer programming develops learner skills and knowledge with problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum. Through engaging challenges coding encourages perseverance, work ethic, collaboration, inquiry, and research, as well as supporting tasks found in everyday living. This course will help teachers get started with age appropriate coding activities, tools, and tasks to introduce your students to computational thinking and computer science and connect them to all areas of the common core curriculum.
This is an introductory course and participants do not need a computer programming background. Although a computer with internet access will be needed for teachers to take this course, coding concepts can be taught in classrooms without access to a lot of technology.
This course was previously titled "Computational Thinking and Coding".
A Sphero robot is included in the cost of the Wilson College version of this course (with no additional fees).
See what other educators are saying about this course
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.
I am teaching an 8th grade coding class. Mr. Kay provided excellent resources and activities that will provide me with a wealth of information that I can use in my class.S.K.
How I was able to customize it to my needs and for the level I teach.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed the content and delivery of this course. I felt it offered a good amount of work to find opportunities to apply in my classroom. I also enjoyed its self-paced nature allowing us to work when it best suited our schedule.J.M.
This class provided me a lot of tools and resources to use in my classroom this year and beyond.M.P., Elementary Teacher
Scaffolds learning to code well.J.M., Social Studies Teacher
The assignments on coding were the most helpful to me.E.B.
The class was wonderful. It was great to explore and share ideas, reflections, and trouble shooting.C.L., Elementary Teacher
I really liked this course! The self-paced setup was very helpful.S.G.
Felt this course was very beneficial, and the assignments helped to me better understand what I would be asking my students to do.K.P., Math Teacher
I enjoyed this course. It was a lot more learner-driven, which was great with my schedule at this time of year.M.P., Elementary Teacher
It was amazing the amount of information I learned and was able to take back to my classroom and my colleagues rooms too!S.W., Elementary Teacher
I'll incorporate coding into my classesM.J.
I found this course relevant to the grade level that I teach. I can definitely use what I learned in this course.C.S., Elementary Teacher
Gaining understanding of growth mindset and strategies to instill grit and resilience in students.K.G.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Sep 13, 2021 9:12 AM||Sep 02, 2021 9:12 AM||Fall|