New edition of the EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC from 16 September to 30 October 2020

Publication date: September 28, 2020

This year, teachers, parents and coding interested people from all over the world get the unique opportunity to participate in the EU Code Week Deep Dive course, organised by EU Code Week, to get ready for EU Code Week 2020. Register here and spread the word using #EUCodeWeekMOOC! 

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher of any subject, a parent or someone else curious to know how coding and computational thinking can engage and motivate students? The new edition of the EU Code Week Deep Dive course will help teachers, parents or others who are interested in innovative tools and approaches such as visual programming tools, unplugged activities, robotics, tinkering, and making and coding for inclusion.  

This course will provide you with ideas, free training materials and resources available in 29 languages. Besides this, you will also learn what EU Code Week is and how to participate in the initiative and join an active community of like-minded educators around the globe.  

With no previous experience or knowledge on coding needed, the Deep Dive course is accessible to anyone willing to bring innovation to the classroom. This year we also welcome parents in the course, as innovation can and should also happen at home! 

The EU Code Week Deep Dive course will lead you through 5 different modules that can be followed at any time between 16 September-20 October 2020: 

  • Module 1: Why Coding, Computational Thinking and EU Code Week Campaign 
  • Module 2: Computational Thinking and Unplugged Coding, 
  • Module 3: Visual Programming Languages, Scratch & Python. 
  • Module 4: Robotics, Tinkering and Making 
  • Module 5: Coding for all, App development and CS Fundamentals  

The course will take an estimated 25 hours to complete, with the flexibility to complete the modules at your own pace.  

Live events 

During this course, you will have the chance to participate in international live events. They can help you connect to teachers and parents all over the world, boosting your professional careers and finding news opportunities of collaboration for EU Code Week 2020. Stay tuned to the live events here

National moderators 

A network of national moderators will be available to help you throughout the course and to support you in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Maltese, Finish, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Greek, Croatian, German, Estonian and Dutch.   

Official recognition of the EU Code Week course in Portugal and Galicia (Spain) 

Participants who complete the course successfully will get a certificate by European Schoolnet and the University of Urbino. Besides. Participants registering activities in the Code Week map will also get a certificate validated by the European Commission. 

If you are a teacher from Portugal, you can also get your successful participation in this course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours.  

If you are a teacher from Galicia, the Centro Autonómico de Formación e Innovación de Galicia (CAFI) will also offer official recognition to this course if you register in the activity’ G2001087 EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC 2020″ within Fprofe in the following link ( Spots are limited, so if you are a teacher from Galicia, make sure to sign up now and get your official accreditation for this course. For more information about the formal recognition of this course in Portugal and Galicia, check the course landing page here.  

If you have any question or doubt about the EU Code Week Deep Dive course, you can contact the course coordinators Tommaso Dalla Vecchia and Eugenia Casariego Artola.  

Make sure you enrol now to the EU Code Week Deep Dive course and don’t miss the opportunity to join one of the most inspiring communities that in 2019 engaged 4.2 million people in Europe and beyond! 

Help us spread the news by tweeting #EUCodeWeekMOOC  and following @CodeWeekEU