Teaching Coding to Children
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The Taccle 3 training course “Teaching coding to children” which will focus on introducing programming in primary schools and teaching children how to code.
The training has been designed by the Taccle 3 project partners. Your training coaches are Ange, Annemie, Daniëla, Christiane, IIkka, Jen, Marjo and Seppe. Sofie, Maire and Elise-Marit will be our hosts and guide us through the programme.
All materials will be provided. It would be useful if you could bring your own device, preferably a laptop or tablet which you will be using in the classroom and with which you are already familiar.
The training course aims to develop your own coding competences and also the competences to teach coding to children from 3 to 14 years.
There will be five training days during which which we will learn together, in order to:
- describe the key principles of coding;
- describe the basics of computational thinking;
- use appropriate terminology;
- build on activities teachers and children already do;
- measure progression, differentiate lessons and assess what children have learned;
- link the curriculum to the Taccle3 website.
In addition, there will be specific aims and objectives for each session
Where? Tallinn University, Mare building. There are entrances through the Astra building Narva mnt. 29, and Uus-Sadama 5 (see virtual tour). The university is located close to the city centre, a 15-20 minute walk or a few stops by tram no. 3 (stop „Tallinna Ülikool“). See https://www.tlu.ee/en
Transport from the airport to city centre: take bus no. 2 (Mõigu – Reisisadam A-terminal) towards direction „Reisisadam“ or take a taxi from the stand outside arrivals exit. The airport is located close to the centre, it will take about 10 minutes by taxi and will cost about 7-10 euros. Find out more information how to leave and get to the airport here.
Public transport timetables and maps here. Single tickets for 2 euros are available from drivers and are valid for a single ride. Probably one of the best solutions would be to buy a touch-free travel card called “Ühiskaart” (2€) from the R-Kiosk in Tallinn airport + Tallinn 5 day e-ticket (6€). With this Public transport card you can ride for 5 days with every bus, trolleybus and tram and when you leave from Estonia you can give the card back to the airport R-Kiosk – then you get the 2€ back. More about tickets here.