What’s in store at EU Code Week Bootcamp?

Publication date: October 11, 2022

The EU #CodeWeekBootcamp course is up and running as of Monday October 10, with the start of Module 1: On the Road to Code. Sign ups are available until the end of the Bootcamp, on 16 November (a total of 17 hours to be completed by then). You can check out the other modules in the Bootcamp Roadmap, and below we take a deeper dive into some of the exciting live events that are in store as part of EU Code Week Bootcamp 2022. 

The first event is a Live chat with community members – the Humans of Code Week, which will take place on 12 October at 17:00 to 18:00 CEST. At this event leading teachers Stefania Altieri, Artur Coelho and Éva Tóth, from Italy, Portugal and Hungary respectively, will share their experience of bringing coding to their schools and classrooms. They will talk about using coding as a form of creative and artistic expression, organising school thematic weeks, collaboration with eTwinning teachers, and blended learning in study groups.  

The second live event to look forward to is the Twitter chat: Code sharing with peers, which will take place on 27 October at 17:00 to 18:00 CEST. At this event you can join the course moderators @eugenia_eun, @abfromz and @tommaso_eun on Twitter and chat about coding, programming, computational thinking, robotics, artificial intelligence and other topics related to coding and digital literacy that EU Code Week so passionately promotes. The moderators will post discussion prompts to spark the discussion and invite you to send tweets and share your innovative practices, experiences and ideas with the EU Code Week community and beyond. Use the hashtag #CodeWeekBootcamp to join the Twitter chat. At the end of the chat, all the tweets will be curated and shared on the Live Events page on the MOOC platform. 

Also on October 27, at 17:00 CEST, there will be the live lesson An introduction to teaching text-based coding with the new micro:bit Python editor. During this hands-on webinar we will explore the new micro:bit Pyhton editor and give you the opportunity to write your own code and run it in the simulator or in micro:bit if you have one. You will also be introduced to resources and tips for taking Python and text-based coding teaching to the next level. You do not need to have a micro:bit or to be familiar with it to participate in the session. If you do have one, you can bring it along. The session will be guided by two expert micro:bit trainers: Giles Booth, Education Content Manager at the micro:bit Educational Foundation, and Lucy Gill, Product Manager at the micro:bit Educational Foundation. 

To join these events, you should register for the EU Code Week Bootcamp MOOC. 

The Bootcamp is open to all teachers in Europe, regardless of the subject they teach, and offers practical ideas, tools and resources to help them bring coding and computational thinking into the classroom. They can follow the course at their own pace, with one module being opened at the beginning of each week. For more information click here, and make sure to follow us on social media – you can join our Facebook group or share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #CodeWeekBootcamp.