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.
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Overall the course was interesting and I enjoyed learning about computational thinking and coding.E.B.
Large amount of diverse resourcesN.K., Math Teacher
The course was very pertinent and I will be using course materials/resources in my classroom.W.H., Math Teacher
This was a substantially different course then I have ever taken. It was definitely beneficial for all learners though!S.A.
I plan on using knowledge gained in this course to create new programming for my classroom and provide extra opportunities for my students.A.C., Science Teacher
I cannot wait to hit the ground running with pythonroom and code.orgC.H., Elementary Teacher
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 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.
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 liked the exposure to many coding activitiesM.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
I will be changing the way I have been teaching coding. It will be much more in depth and the students will benefit.C.S., 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
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.