Aug 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

ETEC 660 Computational Thinking: Coding for Beginners

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Computer programming embodies problem-solving, creativity, and communication. Coding, in particular, encourages perseverance, collaboration, and inquiry through authentic applications. This course will help teachers get started with age-appropriate coding activities, tools, and unplugged tasks to introduce their students to computational thinking while aligning with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). All tools are free and visual-based and as such do not require memorization of syntax. This is an introductory course for teachers who do not have a programming background. If you can drag and drop and/or use the arrow keys, then you are ready to start coding.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.