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.
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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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.
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