Raspberry Pi Foundation is offering a free online course on Teaching Programming in Primary Schools. This course is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.
In the free online course, applicants will understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch. The course will start on 3 June 2019.
Course At Glance
Length: 4 weeks Effort: 2 hours/week Languages: English Price: Free Certificate Available: Yes Session: Course starts on 3 June 2019.
Over four weeks, University will 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.
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.
He is a Senior Content and Curriculum Manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, previously a secondary ICT and Computing teacher.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.
About This Course
This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.
Once a course has started, the applicant will be able to access the course material
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