Provide STEM Learning in Your Classroom with the Building Blocks of Technology: Coding
Learn by doing! This new and innovative course introduces educators to exciting ways to introduce computer coding to K-12 students. Discover multiple resources on how to introduce computer coding to students. Learn how to integrate 21st Century digital skills to facilitate student learning, skill acquisition, and motivation. Educators are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained to develop lesson plans to be immediately implemented in their classrooms.
- Explore beginning computer coding/programming
- Create technology projects that can be implemented in the classroom
- Understand how computer coding affects learning, skill acquisition and motivation
This course can be taken individually and is part of the Learning and Teaching in a K-12 Digital Classroom Series.
- Identify multiple computer coding/languages
- Identify resources to teach coding/programming to students
- Develop a digital portfolio of work/projects completed in the class
- Develop curriculum that supports digital literacy and coding in your classroom
- Develop instructional strategies for teaching coding to a diverse classroom
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-12) interested in teaching beginning coding skills to students. There is no prior computer programming knowledge needed for this course. Beginners are welcome!
Course Materials: No textbook is required for this course.