Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers. You do not need any prior experience of programming to take part. You can use the hashtag #Picademy to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Introduction to programming, explore algorithms, and apply understanding in a range of hands-on, cross-curricular Scratch projects.
  • Explore repetition, and learn how to make use of repetition in your Scratch programs. Create your own art, music, making and animation using repeating patterns.
  • Discover variables through real-world examples and learn how to create variables by making a voting app, an interactive story and a ghost-catching game.
  • Explore the concept of selection by creating a ‘capital cities’ quiz and a program that classifies animals based on answers to yes/no questions.
  • Reflect on all of the key programming concepts to create your own final challenge project.

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Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Mar 4 (in 6 weeks)
Cost $44
From Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn
Instructors Carrie Anne Philbin, James Robinson, Lauren Hyams, Dan Fisher, Marc Scott, Oliver Quinlan, Rik Cross, Laura Sach, Tracy Gardner, Caitlyn Merry, Martin O'Hanlon, Michael Conterio
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Rating Not enough ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Mar 4 (in 6 weeks)
Cost $44
From Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn
Instructors Carrie Anne Philbin, James Robinson, Lauren Hyams, Dan Fisher, Marc Scott, Oliver Quinlan, Rik Cross, Laura Sach, Tracy Gardner, Caitlyn Merry, Martin O'Hanlon, Michael Conterio
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths