EU Code Week is upon us once more and this year runs from the 9th to the 24th October.
EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative co-ordinated by the European Commission that focuses on boosting computational thinking, coding and related digital skills of young people, as well as training for teachers.
Commissioner Thierry Breton has recently stated that: “Being able to understand code and to write it in a meaningful sequence, is truly the superpower of the 21st century. Those who participate in the EU Code Week have a wonderful opportunity to acquire and improve their coding skills or teach others how to code.”
With this in mind a 15-hour EU Code Week online Bootcamp has been created this year and is available until 18 October.
This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will provide pre-primary, primary and secondary school teachers with practical ideas, tools and resources to help them bring coding and computational thinking into the classroom. It will help teachers raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in coding and explore the potentials of artificial intelligence in education.
In this three-module course, teachers will experiment with new learning materials and challenges, and they will create their own activities. Teachers will be introduced to the EU Code Week initiative and the opportunities it offers. They will connect with like-minded peers and become part of a community that fosters collaboration, teamwork and exchange of good practice and stimulates discussion and reflection. This MOOC will be organized around the concept of blended learning with onsite study-groups working alongside the online course.
It consists of the following Modules.
- Module 1: On the Road to Code starts on 27/09/2021
- Module 2: Bringing Ideas to Life starts on 04/10/2021
- Module 3: Call to Action starts on 11/10/2021
The objectives of this Online Boot Camp are:
- To become familiar with the EU Code Week initiative and the opportunities it offers.
- To explore EU Code Week Learning Bits, resources, and challenges.
- To integrate coding, programming and computational thinking activities in teaching and learning.
- To examine examples of unplugged coding activities in the classroom.
- To discover the benefits of integrating robotics, tinkering and making into lessons.
- To recognize different approaches in the implementation of AI in the classroom.
- To identify risks and challenges of AI.
- To understand the importance of inclusion, equity and equality in the classroom.
- To meet like-minded colleagues to learn together and co-create learning outputs.
- To exchange good-practice with peers.
All the information you need is here