16-20th October 2023
20-24th November 2023
The Robotics and Coding for Innovative Classrooms course is a comprehensive professional development program designed to empower teachers with the knowledge and skills to integrate robotics and coding effectively into their classrooms. This course explores the benefits of incorporating robotics and coding in education, providing teachers with innovative approaches and pedagogical frameworks to enhance student engagement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on workshops with Scratch, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and Arduino, participants will learn to build and program basic to advanced robotic models, explore block-based programming languages, and design cross-disciplinary projects. The course also covers assessment strategies, ethical considerations, and real-world examples, enabling teachers to create innovative and inclusive learning environments that foster creativity, collaboration, and technological literacy among their students.
This 5-day teacher training, consists of basic coding assignments, project ideas and lesson plans that can be applicable in your own classroom environment while teaching any subject. In this course, participants will learn the basics and key concepts of coding and programming languages. Through this course, teachers will gain confidence in their teaching while enhancing students’ skills on problem solving and creativity. Participants will learn to teach their students coding in a fun and interactive way through designing games, websites, music and writing simple code in softwares.
At the end of the training, participants will create subject-specific project and learn to integrate computational thinking into that subject’s curriculum. The main aim of this is to give teachers fundamental tools to make them feel comfortable with coding and robotics while teaching in their own classroom setting.
By the end of the course, participants will:
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the Morning
Day 1 MONDAY
Introduction to Robotics and Coding in Education
Understanding the Benefits of Integrating Robotics and Coding in the Classroom
Exploring Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Frameworks
Hands-on LEGO Robotics Workshop
Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Building and Programming Basic Robotic Models
Day 2 TUESDAY
Introduction to Coding Concepts
Exploring Block-Based Programming Languages (e.g., Scratch)
Hands-on Scratch Programming Activities
Integrating Scratch into Robotics Projects
Designing Cross-Disciplinary Robotics and Scratch Projects
Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning and Implementation
Day 3 WEDNESDAY
Advanced LEGO Robotics Workshop
Building and Programming Complex Robotic Models
Exploring Sensors and Sensor-Based Programming
Collaborative Robotics Projects
Promoting Teamwork and Communication Skills
Designing Group-Based Robotics Challenges and Competitions
Day 4 THURSDAY
Exploring Text-Based Programming with Arduino
Introduction to Arduino Microcontrollers
Hands-on Arduino Programming Activities
Applying Arduino in Robotics Projects
Assessment Strategies for Robotics and Coding
Evaluating Student Learning and Progress in Robotics and Coding
Day 5 FRIDAY
Ethical Considerations and Responsible Use of Robotics Technologies
Real-World Examples and Case Studies of Successful Robotics and Coding Integration
Reflecting on Teaching Practices and Making Improvements
Creating a Personal Action Plan for Integrating Robotics, Scratch, and Coding in the Classroom
Collaborative Discussions and Sharing of Best Practices
Closing Remarks and Certificates of Completion
Confirmation of EuroPass Mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 420€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.