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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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
Scaffolds learning to code well.J.M., Social Studies Teacher
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 thought the course was provided a good perspective on Computational Thinking and its place in education.K.G.
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
I plan on implementing coding in my classroom immediately now that I know a lot more about it.R.P., 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 will definitely apply what I have learned into my classrooms right away.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
The assignments on coding were the most helpful to me.E.B.
Overall the course was interesting and I enjoyed learning about computational thinking and coding.E.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 cannot wait to hit the ground running with pythonroom and code.orgC.H., Elementary Teacher
This course is great for making the connections to the thought process required to be successful with the skill of programming, as well as identifying where this thought process can be used elsewhere in our curriculum.M.T.
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.