Programming for the 21st century classroom
Programming and computational thinking skills are becoming ever more important in our society and working life. Learning to code develops various skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning and creativity, and can help student motivation in mathematical theory as it encourages them to apply their knowledge. Schools are key players in introducing programming to students in an engaging way, and help defuse negative stereotypes around computer science.
Throughout the course, teachers will learn about the importance of programming in today's society and education, learn ways to introduce programming in cross-curricular work, discover and test different programming tools, explore ways to motivate and encourage students, and develop a programming lesson plan for their classrooms.
The aims of the course will be:
- To support teachers who are or will be involved in the teaching of computer science, either as a direct subject or as an element of another subject, with their delivery of computer science theories, concepts, principles and activities
- To provide teachers with concrete ideas and resources in teaching programming
- To provide teachers with an overview of the societal context and rationale for the teaching of programming
- To offer teachers a place of exchange with like-minded peers to exchange resources, ideas and provide guidance to each other
The course is addressed to secondary school teachers:
- Computer science teachers who want to get new ideas and tools for teaching their subject
- STEM and other teachers who would like to link to computer science concepts and/or apply programming in their subjects
- The participants are expected to have intermediate computer skills, but previous programming experience is not necessary
Venue: All the courses will be held at European Schoolnet's own training venue, the Future Classroom Lab, a unique and inspiring learning environment in Brussels, that challenges visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms.
The workshop will be either 3 or 5 days long, depending on the interest:
- 3 days: 410€
- 5 days: 650€
The fee includes lunches and one dinner.
The accommodation or travel is not included, but EUN can give advise to find a suitable accommodation in Brussels.
Registration: The places are given on first-come, first-served basis. The courses will run if there are a minimum of 15 participants in each. Each course will be confirmed about 2,5 months before. Email us at FCL@EUN.ORG to book and confirm your places.
Interested in our courses? For any questions you may have, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for funding? See what funding opportunities Erasmus+ provides under "Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training". For more information see the Programme Guide and information provided by your National Agency.
!!!! ---- The 2019 course dates will be confirmed in spring 2019. The 2020 course dates will be confirmed in spring 2020---- !!!!
- 14.10.2019 > 18.10.2019
- 12.10.2020 > 16.10.2020
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Very useful course. Lot's of new and innovative ideas to apply in my students. Pleasant experience in meeting and knowing other collegues across Europe. I definetely suggest this course to other interested participants.
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An excellent course. Great instructors and a lot of useful information.
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