Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Online Course

Future Learn
Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

What is the course about?

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools
The course Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is an online class provided by Raspberry Pi Foundation through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers.
Course description
  • Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch.
  • 4 weeks
  • This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.
  • Over four weeks, we’ll 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.
  • Introduction to programming, explore algorithms, and apply understanding in a range of hands-on, cross-curricular Scratch projects.
  • Explore repetition, and learn how to make use of repetition in your Scratch programs. Create your own art, music, making and animation using repeating patterns.
  • Discover variables through real-world examples and learn how to create variables by making a voting app, an interactive story and a ghost-catching game.
  • Explore the concept of selection by creating a ‘capital cities’ quiz and a program that classifies animals based on answers to yes/no questions.
  • Reflect on all of the key programming concepts to create your own final challenge project.
  • 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.
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • 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.
  • National Centre for Computing Education
  • National Centre for Computing Education courses

Prerequisites & Facts

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Course Topic

Primary Education Teaching, STEM Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing

University, College, Institution

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Raspberry Pi Foundation you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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