TACCLE3 IST COURSE 2018 and 2019: How to teach Coding in School education

The course in Dillingen will combine theoretical input with practical examples and hands-on activities. An outcome of the training will be activities created by the participants that can be used in the classroom. Day one and two will focus on the planning of activities (choosing the right topic, time management, goals etc.). Day three and four will deal with the implementation of an activity (finding resources, selecting tools etc.). On the last day of the course the participants will learn about evaluating and assessing activities as well as present their results.

This course is aimed at school education teachers who want to start teaching Coding in their class room. You don’t need to be an ict specialist to take our course, far from it. We specifiaclly aim at tecahers who are not confident yet.

There will be an option on the course for those teachers who are expected to introduce coding into their curriculum to work on this either individually or in a group.

The course will be conducted in cooperation with the Academy for In-service Teachers Training and Personnel Development Dillingen. Teachers from Germany and Bavaria are welcome to participate, too. Because they are not eligible for a KA1 grant for a course in their own country, they should apply directly at the academy. Address see below.

The course programme for March 2018 (this course will be repeated in March 2019 – this course can also be tailor made to your schools specific demands and offered in Antwerp or in Wales, please contact us for details)

Day 1 Monday 19 March 2018

Icebreaker activity
Week overview
Computational thinking as 21ste century skill
Basic terminology – Computational thinking
Unplugged Activities
How to introduce computational thinking in the classroom

Day 2 Tuesday 20 March 2018

Introduction to coding and coding languages
Free online coding tools & resources
Scratch – creating animations and games
Scratch – programming with Arduino

Day 3: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Introduction to robotics
Robotics for young children: Bee-Bot, Dash and Dot, Ozobot,…
Lego mindstorm as classroom tool
Programming basics for lego mindstorm
Robotic clubs and competitions

Day 4: Thursday 22 March 2018

Apps and tablets in the classroom
Educational recoures and how to use them
Project examples
Make your own app (app design, simple user interface and  input)

Day 5: Friday 23 March 2018

Make your own lesson
Week evaluations
closing activity


Seppe Hermans, GO! Scholengroep Antwerpen
Anne-Mary Tytgat, GO! Pedagogical advisor
Jenny Hughes, Pontydygsu.

Participation fee

895 Euro (full board en-suite accomodation in single rooms in the training institute from Monday nogt till thursday night is included + tuition and course materials). All meals and drinks are included. For covering the participation fee you can use Erasmus+ KA1 grant money if your school or institutions has received such funding (and if your not form Germany).

How to apply for KA1 grants? You cannot apply as an individual, it is your school who needs to apply based on the professionalisation needs of its team. This means a KA1 proposal should start from the ICT professionalisation needs of the teaching team and should propose the TACCLE courses as a way to take care of these needs. You could also apply for other ict-related courses in the same KA 1 grant application for going to an international conference such as BETT for example.

1. Contact your National Agency for details about KA1 and for the grant application form. Applications have to come from your school / institution and can cover several people for different courses or conferences for up to 2 years.
2. Pre-register for the course
3. Hand in your school’s grant application before February 2nd 2016 12 o’clock CET
4. Let us know the result of your application in June (jens.vermeersch@g-o.be)  or via telephone +32 2 790 95 98 Of course you can also register when you get your funding from other sources than Erasmus+
5. We will contact you in November 2017 with practical information, including detailled travel instructions.
6. An invoice  will be sent in January 2018
7. You will receive details about the programme, venue and preparations in February 2018

Practical information:

Monday , 19 March 2018 — Friday, 23 March 2018

Location: Dillingen (Donau), Germany

Contact for non German participants: jens.vermeersch@g-o.be – telephone +32 2 790 95 98

Training venue (and application for German teachers):
Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung
Referat Medienpädagogik
Kardinal-von-Waldburg-Str. 6 – 7
89407 Dillingen a. d. Donau
E-Mail: j.philipp@alp.dillingen.de
Phone: +49 9071 53248
Mobile: +49 176 45501040
Web: Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung (in German language only)

Impressions of the academy (video, 3 min)