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EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC


30/08/2019

This year, teachers from all over Europe get the unique opportunity to participate in the Deep Dive MOOC, organised by EU Code Week with the collaboration of the University of Urbino in order to bring innovation to the classroom and get ready for EU Code Week 2019. Register here and spread the word using #CodeWeekDeepDive!

 

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher of any subject curious to know how coding and computational thinking can engage and motivate students? The Deep Dive MOOC is meant to help you become familiar with innovative tools and approaches such as visual programming tools, unplugged activities, robotics, tinkering, and making and coding for all subjects This course will provide you with ideas, free training materials and resources available in 29 languages Besides this, you will also learn what Code Week is and how to participate in this initiative and have the opportunity to join an incredible community of like-minded teachers with whom you could exchange and interact to get ready for the school year.  With no previous experience or knowledge on coding needed, the Deep Dive MOOC is accessible to anyone willing to bring innovation to the classroom.

I think a MOOC is very useful for an approach to coding for those who have never used it in class, but it was also interesting for me because it made me discover tools that I didn't know and gave me new ideas for future activities.

- María Sgrò (Secondary School teacher in Italy)

Starting on 16 September 2019, the Deep Dive MOOC will lead you through 5 different modules:

  • Module 1: Why Coding, Computational Thinking and EU Code Week Campaign
  • Module 2: Unplugged Coding, Computational Thinking and Equity in Schools
  • Module 3: Visual Programming Languages, Scratch & Co.
  • Module 4: Robotics, Tinkering and Making, and App Development
  • Module 5: Coding for All Subjects, Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals

The course will take an estimated 25 hours to complete, with the flexibility to complete the modules at your own pace. After completion of the various modules and registration of an activity to the map, you will be rewarded with both a course badge and certificate. Participants who report an activity will also get certified for their participation to Code Week.

Moreover, during the MOOC you will have the chance to participate with your students in international remote lessons that will help you connect with teachers all over the world, boosting your teaching practice and finding news opportunities of collaboration for EU Code Week 2019.

In addition, a network of national moderators will be available to help you throughout the MOOC and to support you in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Maltese, Finish, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Greek, Croatian, German, Estonian and Dutch.

If you didn't participate in the Icebreaker MOOC, the first module will take you through the basics of EU Code Week and help you get acquainted with the concepts of coding and computational thinking as well as the importance of bringing it to classrooms all over Europe. Did you participate in the Icebreaker MOOC? Then you can refresh your knowledge by taking the quiz at the end of module one.

Make sure to enroll now to the Deep Dive MOOC and don't miss the opportunity to join a community of willing teachers and get the chance to showcase your activity on the EU Code Week map!

Help us spread the news by tweeting #CodeWeekDeepDive and by joining the EU Code Week Teachers Group on Facebook, where more than 5000 like-minded teachers are already discussing and sharing best practices about EU Code Week. EU Code Week is happening all year-round. Dive in now and organise an innovative activity and register it on our EU Code Week map.

If you have any question or doubt about the Deep Dive MOOC, you can contact the course coordinator Naír Carrera.