TACCLE3 IST COURSE 2020: 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 teachers 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 2020 (this course can also be tailor made to your schools specific demands, please contact us for details)
A next TACCLE3 CODING course will probably be organised in Dillingen, Germany in March 2021.

Day 1 Monday 16 March 2020

Arrival day

We start late afternoon
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 17 March 2020

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

Day 3: Wednesday 18 March 2020

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 19 March 2020

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 20 March 2020

Make your own lesson
Week evaluations
closing activity

Day 6: Saturday 21 March 2020


Anne-Mary Tytgat, Pedagogical expert
Christel Thonnon, GO! PBD
A Pontydygsu trainer.

Participation fee

950 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 for the 2020 course? 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. Hand in your grant application before February 1st 2019
3. Let us know the result of your application in June or July 19 (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+

How to register once your institution has received KA1 grants? Of course you can also register when you get your funding from other sources than Erasmus+

1. Register by completing an on-line-form.
2. We will contact you in December 2019 with practical information.
3. An invoice  will be sent in January 2020
4. You will receive details about the programme, venue and preparations in February 20

Practical information:

Monday , 16 March 2020 — Friday, 21 March 2020

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: C.Gmeiner@alp.dillingen.de
Phone: +49 9071 53248
Web: Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung (in German language only)

Impressions of the academy (video, 3 min)