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.
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I will definitely apply what I have learned into my classrooms right away.K.G., Math Teacher
Many useful resources were provided. Assignments were also useful and applicable.R.W., Science 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
I have already begun using my learning and changing my teaching due to this course.A.T., Elementary 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
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.
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've already started including many of the activities and resources in my classes.C.S.
I will be applying it this year!W.H., Math Teacher
I learned many new skills and ideas that I will be able to apply to my job dutiesD.S., Administrator
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
I plan on implementing coding in my classroom immediately now that I know a lot more about it.R.P., Math Teacher
I'm excited to have learned many ways to implement coding and computer science into my classes.C.S.
Very organized and lots of flexibility to really make the most of what is applicable and usable for my classroom.R.P., Math Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline|
|Online||Jun 17, 2018 9:12 AM||Jun 07, 2018 9:12 AM|