Coding, Computational Thinking and Robotics in the classroom

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This course will provide primary and secondary school teachers with ideas, training material and resources to help them bring coding, computational thinking and robotics into the classroom with ready-made lesson plans.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the concept of coding and computational thinking
  • To understand why coding and computational thinking are relevant to the classroom and to students
  • To familiarise participants with the computational thinking approach
  • To explore the use of computational thinking in everyday-life processes
  • To understand the appropriate use of unplugged coding in the classroom
  • To recognise how equity presents itself in the classroom
  • To find learning resources to bring unplugged activities and computational thinking to the classroom
  • To become familiar with the concept of visual programming
  • To understand the use of visual programming in the classroom
  • To discover different visual programming tools to integrate in the classroom
  • To develop skills for integrating visual programming in the classroom
  • To understand what robotics, tinkering and making are and why teachers should consider integrating them into the classroom
  • To discover the benefits of integrating robotics, tinkering and making activities into lessons
  • To learn how to organise a hackathon and a remote lesson

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Primary and secondary STEAM teachers

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 31.07.2022 - 07.08.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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