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.
See what other educators are saying about this course
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
The class was wonderful. It was great to explore and share ideas, reflections, and trouble shooting.C.L., Elementary Teacher
This was the most enjoyable and practical graduate course I have ever taken.R.P.
The course was very pertinent and I will be using course materials/resources in my classroom.W.H., Math Teacher
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 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've already started including many of the activities and resources in my classes.C.S.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning from fellow teachers. The information and resources provided were invaluable to my current needs.K.W., Elementary Teacher
Large amount of diverse resourcesN.K., Math 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
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 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 will definitely apply what I have learned into my classrooms right away.K.G., Math Teacher
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
This course was one of the best Eduspire classes! It is amazing to see how computational thinking can be applied to just about anything.K.G., Math Teacher