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).
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I really enjoyed the opportunities it allowed me to give my class. I wouldn't have done learning.com' code-a-thon or pythonroom without it.M.P., 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
The most valuable part of the course was evaluating coding apps that I would want and would not want to use in the classroom. I also enjoyed learning about unplugged coding activities.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I feel the most valuable part of the course was the exploration of a variety of plugged and unplugged activities to use within the classroom, as well as reviewing so many different programs. It gave you insight to a diverse collection of resources.S.S., Elementary Teacher
This course broke down the steps needed in order to be successful with computational thinking and how it applies in a classroom setting.M.G., 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
The class was wonderful. It was great to explore and share ideas, reflections, and trouble shooting.C.L., Elementary Teacher
I learned many new skills and ideas that I will be able to apply to my job dutiesD.S., Administrator
This class provided me a lot of tools and resources to use in my classroom this year and beyond.M.P., Elementary Teacher
Fantastic class, guidance by Ken Kay, exposure to different coding programs, resources and applications of coding in and out of the classroom. I highly recommend this class’A.S.
This was a substantially different course then I have ever taken. It was definitely beneficial for all learners though!S.A.
I plan to take what I have learned back to my classroom, school, and district in hopes to develop a district-wide coding plan K-12 so our learners have exposure to coding throughout their school careers.S.S., Elementary Teacher
Gaining understanding of growth mindset and strategies to instill grit and resilience in students.K.G.
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 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
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