Programming for the 21st century classroom
Organizer: Future Classroom Lab
Event type: other
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 mathematics 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. During 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 course is addressed to secondary school teachers:
- Computer science teachers who want to get new ideas, 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.