Coding and Robotics in Classroom – based on Finnish Curriculum

Teaching programming to 1-9 graders according to the Finnish National Curriculum for primary education.

This course provides material and means to bring programming and hands-on robotics into the classroom and curriculum according to the material prepared for and standards set by the Finnish national curriculum for primary education.

The course is organised in cooperation with Code School Finland.

Participants have the extra option to get certified and gain access to learning modules of choice and to further utilize in teaching the contents of the Programming Learning Library provided by Code School Finland.

Target group

  • Teachers and headmasters of primary schools for age groups 7-15 year old
  • Teacher trainers
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
  • Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organizations offering primary education (age groups 7-15 years old)
  • Teachers of talented/gifted children

Main topics of this course

  • Coding principles and motivation, basics coding concepts
  • Developing computational thinking
  • Objective of curricula internationally, integrating programming into curriculum
  • Programming for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9
  • Programming with BBC micro:bit
  • Programming with tablets
  • Code.org, Scratch and beyond
  • Graphical/semi-textual coding environments
  • Robotics, principles and environments,
  • Animations, game basics, game programming concepts
  • Moving from block languages to Python
  • Hands-on implementation of a project suitable for own grade
  • Classroom visits

Methodology of the course

  • An introduction to each topic – a mixture of trainer-led presentations and pair/group exercises
  • Hands-on work. Participants will make their own programming projects of  programming and practice the concepts in different programming environments
  • Classroom visit to a local school or code school premises, experiencing a programming class with selected age group

Validation

The course participants will get a Certificate of active participation.

Participants have the extra option to get certified and gain access to learning modules of choice and to further utilize in teaching the contents of the Programming Learning Library provided by Code School Finland.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

Accommodation and meals

Participants take care of booking their hotel. Euneos will give advices for hotels in different price categories. Participants are free in choice of hotels and restaurants. Accommodation to be paid directly by participants to hotels and restaurants.

More information 

Programme: Click here for the programme of the course180319_Programme_Coding-and-Robotics-in-Classroom

Main organiser / trainer

Thomas De Bluts

Contact

Click here to apply or to contact us. Those who want to apply for KA1 grant and would like to receive our support documents, will find there a link to our enlisting form. Schools that have received a grant, will find there a contact form.

Planned courses.

  • 30 September – 6 October 2018, Helsinki, Finland
  • 31 March  – 6 April 2019 (may change), Helsinki, Finland
  • October 2019, Helsinki, Finland
  • March / April 2020, Helsinki, Finland

Course fee 

  • The courses start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday 13.00 (7 days).
  • Fee for tuition and materials: 490 euro
  • Administration costs: 160 euro
  • Total fee: 650 euro (10% discount for schools coming with 5 or more participants to Euneos courses).
  • Read more about fee and billing

 

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