21st Century Problem Solving (Computational Thinking)


Course description

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom’)

 

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum.

 

Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also introduce teachers to the the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for Mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

 

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

 

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Category Summer Courses Digital Technology
Date Monday 20 August 2018 - Friday 24 August 2018
Time 9.30 to 14.00
Presenters Sinead Herlihy
Code 18 388 tie sc
Fee €10.00
Venue Cork Education Support Centre, Cork
Places 7 places remaining
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