How to successfully engage primary school learners in coding

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Quick summary: This course will help you understand what coding actually is, how it applies to the real world and how to step into a primary classroom with the confidence to engage your learners and get them excited for their coding journey.

For more information, check out the course brochure.

Year Level: Primary 

Course Time: 2 hours

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

In this course, you will learn:

  • What coding is and why it is important
  • An overview of how coding fits into the Australian Curriculum
  • Some useful mindsets to prepare you for teaching coding
  • How to teach students coding in a way which is both engaging and achievable

HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?

This course will take approximately two hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW
3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.

 

This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023.
Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion.  

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

After completing her Bachelor of Business, Anna Hayes made the change to classroom teaching in 2013. Her education background has included a range of leadership positions. Anna has also worked as the Education Director at Code Like a Girl. Anna is currently studying Cyber Security and is passionate about challenging gender stereotypes through early education.

Jarryd Bendall comes from a long line of teachers, which is why he initially avoided this calling. After a myriad of roles in law, medicine, used car sales, and as the mascot for the Western Bulldogs AFL team, Jarryd eventually taught primary school for a number of years, before combining his love for writing and education in an Education Specialist role with Cool. This role sees him as a bridge between knowledgeable industry experts and classroom teachers, bringing excellence into the classroom and challenging the average curriculum with innovative and effective ideas.

Jarryd will be on hand to answer any questions and help you navigate this course.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.

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