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Teach Computational Thinking. Be prepared to teach block-based programming in K-12 settings with this Computational Thinking and Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of California San Diego.

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Overview

In the 21st century, computational thinking is a skill critical for all the world's citizens. Computing and technology is impacting all our lives and everyone needs to know how to formulate problems and express their solutions such that a computer can carry it out.

In this Computational Thinking and Block Programming in K-12 Education Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of California San Diego you will both learn several block-based languages, but using novel approaches designed to make learning programming easier.

Applied Learning Project

In this Specialization you will complete four projects to support equity in teaching computing (access & standards adoption, underrepresentation & recruiting, diversity, and culturally responsive teaching) and four projects to support quality pedagogical practices for teaching programming (Pair Programming, Parsons' Problems, Debugging, Creative Programming Projects and Rubrics) .

Additionally you will complete the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Create Task and create lesson plans to support your students in preparing to succeed on the Create Task.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Sequences and Loops
  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Variables and Nested Loops
  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Conditional Loops and If Statements
  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Nested If Statements and Compound Conditionals
  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Abstraction, Methods, and Lists
  • Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators Capstone

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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