Teaching Programming in Primary Schools (FutureLearn)

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools (FutureLearn)
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Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers. You do not need any prior experience of programming to take part.
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Teaching Programming in Primary Schools (FutureLearn)
Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers. This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.

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Over four weeks, we’ll introduce you to key programming concepts. You’ll have the chance to apply your understanding of them through projects, both unplugged and on a computer, using Scratch as the programming language. You’ll discover common mistakes and pitfalls, and develop strategies to fix them.


Syllabus


Week 1: Introduction to Programming

Week 2: Repetition

Week 3: Variables

Week 4: Selection


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Understanding of key programming concepts; algorithms, sequencing, repetition, variables and selection.

- Scratch as a programming language.

- Reflect on your learning and create ideas for your classroom practise.

- Knowledge of programming concepts through projects, both unplugged and digital.

- Cross curricular approach to programming.



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39.00 EUR
Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers. You do not need any prior experience of programming to take part.

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