Teaching Coding in the K-12 Classroom

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Provide STEM Learning in Your Classroom with the Building Blocks of Technology:  Coding

Learn by doing!  This innovative course introduces educators to exciting ways to teach basic 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.

This course can be taken individually and is part of the Learning and Teaching in a K-12 Digital Classroom Series.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades 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.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X789K – 011 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Teaching Coding in the K-12 Classroom

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

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What You Will Learn

  • 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


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Coding class was just enough for me to be intrigued to a coding curriculum and help me choose which source works best for the grade level. It was relevant in a sense that lesson planning was involved and the instructor was very helpful throughout.