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).
See what other educators are saying about this course
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
The assignments on coding were the most helpful to me.E.B.
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
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
Large amount of diverse resourcesN.K., Math 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
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 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 plan to incorporate more coding activities into my courses.E.B.
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
I plan on implementing coding in my classroom immediately now that I know a lot more about it.R.P., Math Teacher
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
How I was able to customize it to my needs and for the level I teach.C.S., Elementary Teacher
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.
I'll incorporate coding into my classesM.J.
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|Online||Jul 08, 2019 9:12 AM||Jun 27, 2019 9:12 AM||Summer|