Stichting NewTechKids (NewTechKids Foundation) is pleased to announce that primary school teachers around the world can now register for our free-of-charge, online computer science course on Share to Teach, our online teacher training platform.
This five-session course, ‘Teaching Systems Thinking and Technology Systems’, is designed for primary school teachers who teach students ages four to 12. The course will be begin on March 19, 2018 and course material will be gradually released online until May 15, 2018. All course material will be in English.
The course will cover the following topics:
Session #1: Introduction to Systems Thinking and Technology Systems
Session #2: Computers as Technology Systems
Session #3: The Design of Technology Systems
Session #4: How Technology Systems Communicate: Part 1
Session #5: How Technology Systems Communicate: Part 2
Training Content and Approach
Each online session will provide teachers with computer science theory oriented towards primary education, expert teaching advice provided by Stichting NewTechKids (NewTechKids Foundation), and a framework for developing their own lessons and teaching resources.
The sessions have been designed for primary school teachers around the world who are teaching in a variety of conditions. Participating teachers do not need any special technology tools and can develop lessons based on games and the usage of readily-available materials such as pen and paper, arts and craft supplies, and old technology devices.
We believe that primary school teachers will play a key role in preparing students for a world of rapid and constant technological development, future study and work opportunities, and active digital citizenship.
We are actively helping teachers introduce computer science, technological literacy and computational thinking to their students in the hope that these become part of formal school curriculum, on par with reading, writing and math.
We launched Share to Teach to accelerate the introduction of computer science education at the primary school level. Since January, primary school teachers in the Netherlands have been introducing computer science lessons to their students via our first course ‘Introducing Computer Science in Primary Education’.
Register for this course here. Only primary school teachers are eligible to participate and will be notified by email when course materials are published online.