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).
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I really appreciate all of the resources that were complied and provided to help guide my understanding of this topic and as reference in the future.A.C., Science Teacher
Scaffolds learning to code well.J.M., Social Studies Teacher
I cannot wait to hit the ground running with pythonroom and code.orgC.H., Elementary Teacher
Gaining understanding of growth mindset and strategies to instill grit and resilience in students.K.G.
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 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
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
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 was very beneficial and helped me understand computational thinking and coding. I learned a great deal and liked the courseC.W., Tech Specialist
Computational Thinking and Coding was an excellent course which provided experience, resources, and multiple ideas that can be implemented immediately in my classroom.A.C., Science Teacher
Excellent course. Entered not having a real understanding of the topic and left with a clear path to the future. Lauri and Amy did a fantastic job, lots of resources, lots to think aboutK.W.
This course met me where I was in my understanding of the topic and allowed me to learn at my own pace and with particular focus to my content area.A.T., Elementary Teacher
This was the most enjoyable and practical graduate course I have ever taken.R.P.
The class was wonderful. It was great to explore and share ideas, reflections, and trouble shooting.C.L., Elementary Teacher