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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This was the most enjoyable and practical graduate course I have ever taken.R.P.
I am teaching an 8th grade coding class. Mr. Kay provided excellent resources and activities that will provide me with a wealth of information that I can use in my class.S.K.
I plan on implementing coding in my classroom immediately now that I know a lot more about it.R.P., Math 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
I've already started including many of the activities and resources in my classes.C.S.
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
Large amount of diverse resourcesN.K., Math Teacher
I cannot wait to hit the ground running with pythonroom and code.orgC.H., Elementary Teacher
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
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
The course was very pertinent and I will be using course materials/resources in my classroom.W.H., 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 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 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
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.