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Online Course

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools

Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn

Overview

Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch.

This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.

Over four weeks, we’ll introduce you to key programming concepts. You’ll have the chance to apply your understanding of them through projects, both unplugged and on a computer, using Scratch as the programming language. You’ll discover common mistakes and pitfalls, and develop strategies to fix them.

Teaching Programming in Primary Schools is designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers. You do not need any prior experience of programming to take part.

Learners need access to Scratch. Some aspects of the course use Scratch blocks that require the use of a keyboard.

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