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 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 anticipate this course impacting my classroom instruction because I now understand the importance of teaching coding and computational thinking skills early on.J.C., Elementary Teacher
This was the most enjoyable and practical graduate course I have ever taken.R.P.
Great way to get introduced to coding and how to incorporate it into my curriculum!K.G., Math Teacher
I truly learned a lot about coding and computational thinking in the classroom throughout this course. Ken Kay is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and provided excellent, in-depth feedback for every assignment.S.S., Elementary Teacher
I really liked this course! The self-paced setup was very helpful.S.G.
Large amount of diverse resourcesN.K., Math 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.
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
There were a lot of direct applications to be used in this course. I plan on implementing my learning to the next school year.C.H., Elementary Teacher
How I was able to customize it to my needs and for the level I teach.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I'll incorporate coding into my classesM.J.
I learned many new skills and ideas that I will be able to apply to my job dutiesD.S., Administrator
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.
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