The 165-hour Coding Instructor Certificate is designed for teachers and education professionals who wish to learn to teach, or become more proficient at teaching, computer coding to all ages of students between elementary through secondary school. The program explores the core concepts, theories, techniques, and methods of teaching coding based on an awareness, understanding and application of computational thinking. Primarily designed for non-technical educators and teachers with little or no background in coding, the program explores the foundational concepts of coding along with a thorough study of the curriculum and lesson plan development process, focusing on and emphasizing a learner-centred methodology and philosophy to create fun, practical and educational activities that can be delivered in a wide range of environments. The program includes a focus on cross-curricular opportunities to connect and integrate coding topics with other academic subjects. Courses are designed to be taken in sequence and are not intended to be taken separately.
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate.
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