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.

START YOUR COURSE ONLINE NOW!

With Euneos, you can start your Erasmus+ course online now! Our lead-in courses are introductions to the onsite-courses and can be funded by organisational support of the Erasmus+ grant. Consult your National Agency of Erasmus+ programme.

Educational visits and cultural program will be offered to those who have participated in the lead-in unit if they don’t want to repeat the same themes in the on-site course. The price paid for a lead-in course will be taken out of your onsite course fee.

Programme:

Topic Training format Duration / effort Date and time
Welcome & introduction to computational thinking Online seminar hosted by trainer. 2h Mon 18.1.2021

16-18 CET

21st Century Coding Pedagogy Self-study online materials 4h Access given 11.1.2021
Visual programming for beginners. A sample programming lesson online. Online seminar hosted by trainer. Lesson materials to be shared with participants. 1h Thu 21.1.2021

16-17 CET

Planning your own Visual programming teaching Self-regulated course project work as per trainer instructions. 3h
Reflection and Q&A Online seminar hosted by trainer. 1h Mon 25.1.2021

16-17 CET

Python programming for beginners. A sample programming lesson online. Online seminar hosted by trainer. Lesson materials will be shared with participants. 1h Mon 25.1.2021

17-18 CET

Planning your Python own teaching Self-regulated course project work as per trainer instructions. 3h
Reflection and Q&A Online seminar hosted by trainer. 1h Thu 28.1.2021

16-17 CET

Duration: 16 hours (6 contact hours + 10 hours of independent work):

Session dates: 18, 21, 25, and 28 November 16:00 – 17:00/18:00 CET (Central European Time)​

Trainer: Jussi Koivisto. Price: 160 € + VAT 38,40 €. VAT 0% when registering with a VAT-number/fiscal code.

Register BEFORE 4 JANUARY to this lead-in course by sending email to courses@euneos.eu

Schools whose paid Erasmus+ courses were postponed should inform Euneos admin courses@euneos.eu about possible use of their advance payment.


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
  • Code.org, Scratch and beyond
  • Animations, game basics, game programming concepts
  • Graphical/semi-textual coding environments
  • Robotics & embedded systems, principles and environments
  • Project-based peer learning
  • Moving from block language to textual language
  • 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 

For practical information go to another page

Programme: Onsite course programme will be soon available.

Main organiser / trainer


Jussi Koivisto

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.
NB! Lockdown or other traveling restrictions to be noticed.

  • 18 – 24 April 2021, Oulu, Finland. CONFIRMED. ONLINE START OPTION.
  • Coding and Robotics, 3 – 9 April 2022, Oulu, Finland. ONLINE START OPTION.

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).
  • Euneos OID code E10124150
  • Read more about fee and billing
  • Fee change coming due to Erasmus programme 2021-27

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