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.
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
Gaining understanding of growth mindset and strategies to instill grit and resilience in students.K.G.
This class provided me a lot of tools and resources to use in my classroom this year and beyond.M.P., Elementary 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
Scaffolds learning to code well.J.M., Social Studies 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 course was very beneficial and helped me understand computational thinking and coding. I learned a great deal and liked the courseC.W., Tech Specialist
Very organized and lots of flexibility to really make the most of what is applicable and usable for my classroom.R.P., Math Teacher
I felt there was a good balance of informative and interactive requirements for the course. The instructors were well informed and provided plenty of feedback. They provided many and a variety of opportunities to explore and develop a sense of confidence and comfortability with the content.S.M., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the course. It provided a lot of resources that are available for coding - not just one particular program.L.H., Tech Specialist
I will be applying it this year!W.H., Math Teacher
How I was able to customize it to my needs and for the level I teach.C.S., 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.M., Elementary Teacher
Many useful resources were provided. Assignments were also useful and applicable.R.W., Science Teacher
I loved this course! The course content was very informative and valuable to me. I feel confident in implementing many of the ideas and activities I learned in this course.S.B.
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.
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|Online||Oct 05, 2019 9:12 AM||Sep 25, 2019 9:12 AM||Fall|