Course Key Information
The course “Coding in school” is expected to be celebrated during 2023 in following dates:
Spain – Alicante
From Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 8th
From Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th
From Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd
From Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th
From Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November
From Sunday 3rd December to Saturday 9th
Coding in school: get ready for the future
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Coding in school: get ready for the future
The “Coding in School” course is aimed at teachers and school personnel from pre-school to primary, secondary, vocational training, adult education and special needs. Non-native English instructors who expect participants to have at least a B1 level of English proficiency. It’s not necessary to be an expert in coding or informatics.
Coding is not just for engineers, mathematicians or informatics, but it’s also a very powerful tool for teachers. The course will focus on what is coding, how to use it in schools, what are the benefits for students, and what tools can be used for every level, with special attention to Scratch and Python.
The reason why coding should be taught in schools is that it develops the 21st century skills, such as logical and algorithmic thinking. It stimulates the curiosity of the children by allowing them to create their own projects and it also encourages cooperation and team work. Adding to this, coding makes the learning process easy and funny, especially in primary schools.
This course will allow the teachers to meet new colleagues from different countries, cultures and languages, work together and exchange experiences among them. A great importance is given to the social part of the course.
Everyday we will be focusing on a different topic related to coding, from a practical point of view. The course will include lectures, seminars, and personal experience. It will be very participative, with daily motivational activities, such as group work, discussions, brainstorming, case study and problem solving. Work material will be given to all participants to ensure full understanding and support for activities.
At the end of the course, the company will give participants a certificate of attendance that includes detailed information about the course, such as title, program and schedule. Furthermore, a Europass mobility certificate can be added on request.
The main objective of this course is to learn how to use coding as a tool in the teaching method of the participants. Our aim as teachers should be, not simply to create future programmers to meet the needs of the job market, but to enable children to use digital technology to develop their creativity. Furthermore, it helps students in our technology-based society to move from the role of “consumer” to that of a “creator”. Coding also trains children to become independent citizens in a world where technology is ubiquitous. Finally, learning to code helps students better understand one aspect of the digital world in which we live and, in some ways, become better prepared for it. In short, this is why coding in school is important. Learning some coding basics at school now appears to be necessary to function in an increasingly digital world.detailed information about the course, such as title, program and schedule. Furthermore, a Europass mobility certificate can be added on request.
This weekly programme is for guidance only. Depending on the needs of the participants and the professional profiles, the course may change. It is a flexible programme.
The course trainers will welcome the participants on Sunday afternoon and all the course material will be handed out. The main training, instruction and practical activities will take place from Monday to Friday. Finally, a course summary and final evaluation will be made on Saturday morning and certificates of attendance will be issued. The standard orientation programme is briefly explained below.
- Meeting and greeting.
- Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.
- Reception of all course material.
- Brief presentation of the course and its target by the end of the week.
- Introduction to Coding.
- Differences between programming and coding.
- Importance of coding in school.
- Free cultural activity: discovering the city and its cultural heritage. Visit to Alicante city and Santa Bárbara Castle. Free activity included in the course.
- Coding with Scratch
- Pedagogical approaches to Scratch.
- Learning activities with Scratch: designing educational games and animations.
- Free cultural activity: Discovering the city and its cultural heritage. You will visit MARQ Museum, archaeological and historical site awarded as Best European Museum in 2004. Visit included in course fees.
- Introducing Python programming language.
- Reading and writing code with Python.
- Mathematical operations with Python.
- Basic concepts in Python: variables, cycles, lists…
- Workshops, networking and exchange of good practices with other participants from other courses attending at the same time during the week.
- Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company.
- Optional cultural activity: trip to Tabarca Island in Alicante with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company.
- Guided tour with historical and cultural inputs. Boat and paella included in the price of the package.
- Group work.
- Creating project proposals to integrate coding in schools.
- Presentations and discussions of the project proposals.
- Optional dinner in Alicante. Networking activity to deepen the relationship between all participants.
- Course evaluation.
- Releasing of official course certifications.
- Participants departure.