Free training materials and online courses
Here you can find free training materials & resources that will help you get started and plan your next innovative lesson.
1. Learning Bits
No previous coding or programming experience is needed, and each module takes only around 15 minutes to complete. The modules introduce you to key concepts related to coding and computational thinking activities. In addition, the modules also give you practical tips and advice on how to integrate the concepts in your classroom.
2. Free online courses
EU Code Week offers professional development opportunities in the form of online courses. The aim is to support teachers in bringing coding and computational thinking to the classroom.
The introductory “Icebreaker” course
The The CodeWeek Icebreaker course is a five-hour course in English that targets anyone interested in the basics of coding and computational thinking. The participants learn how to inspire curiosity and an innovative spirit in young people, while empowering them to become digital creators. The course helps participants to discover the benefits and relevance of computational thinking and coding in our everyday lives. It also provides ideas, free training materials and resources to organise fun and educational activities for children, anytime, anywhere – especially during Code Week.
The in-depth “Deep Dive” course
The EU Code Week Deep Dive online course is a twenty-five-hour course in English that offers teachers the opportunity to get familiarised with coding related principles and gain the knowledge and confidence to organize easy and fun, interactive coding activities with their students. Teachers discover EU Code Week’s free resources and training materials available in 29 languages, and particular aspects of coding, such as computational thinking, unplugged activities, and the endless possibilities of robotics, tinkering and making, visual programming languages, app creation and much more.
Registrations are open here for the course that runs between 16 September and 30 October 2020. Please note that you need to create an account in the European Schoolnet Academy to register.
Follow EU Code Week on social media to find out when the next course will start .
3. Add your #CodeWeek activity
Now that you have completed one or more Code Week Learning Bits, we hope that you feel comfortable enough to bring some digital creativity to your classroom and pin your activity on the Code Week Map!
You can easily organise a lesson in your classroom, an open day, or an event at your school. Just find a date and register your activity on the Code Week map. Each activity organiser will get a certificate of participation for their effort.
If you would like to connect with an international group of enthusiastic teachers, join the EU Code Week Facebook group for teachers! To take a step further and collaborate with other schools in your country or across borders – join the Code Week 4 All challenge.
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