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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Great way to get introduced to coding and how to incorporate it into my curriculum!K.G., Math Teacher
Exposure to a wealth of resources and great assignments that helped us explore them, ability to do our own coding to see how it works and test programs.A.S.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning from fellow teachers. The information and resources provided were invaluable to my current needs.K.W., Elementary Teacher
I felt the most valuable aspect of the course was the applicable content. Every assignment had us thinking about ways to integrate into our current classrooms to enhance instruction.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
I loved this course! The course content was very informative and valuable to me. I feel confident in implementing many of the ideas and activities I learned in this course.S.B.
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
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
This was the most enjoyable and practical graduate course I have ever taken.R.P.
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 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.
It was amazing the amount of information I learned and was able to take back to my classroom and my colleagues rooms too!S.W., Elementary Teacher
The class was wonderful. It was great to explore and share ideas, reflections, and trouble shooting.C.L., 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 liked the exposure to many coding activitiesM.J.