Today, Let’s Start Coding announced a free online course to help teachers bring typed computer coding to their students.
“We’ve been training teachers in person for years,” said Weston Hagan, Director at Let’s Start Coding. “This online training enables teachers nationwide to learn at their own pace.”
Participants will receive a Base Coding Kit on loan (a $65 value) to use while completing the training. They'll use the electronics in the kit to build projects and code them, just like their students would. Shipping is free and a return label provided upon completion of the course.
“Coding hands-on is the best way to learn about real, typed programming. When teachers have guidance, they find coding easier and more fun than they expected.” said Aimee Shabaan, Educator at Let’s Start Coding and developer of the course. “The training allows teachers to model what they’ll ask students to do. It's a great way to build confidence.”
With the Base Kit, learners connect basic electronics and type code to control them. For example, a lightbulb and button can become a flashlight or a Morse code messenger, depending on the code. No coding or electronics experience is necessary.
Learn more about the training and apply at www.letsstartcoding.com/educators .