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Coding and Design

Be exposed to the introduction of several ways of thinking about complex problems and their solutions so that you can create an impact project for students that incorporates elements of design thinking and/or app design practices.

Unit Topics:

  • Computational Thinking and Lateral Thinking
  • Coding Part 1: Coding Language and Pseudo-Code
  • Coding Part 2: Remix and Create
  • Introducing Design Thinking
  • Introducing App Design
  • Designing an App & Final Project

This course is designed for educators K-12. No prior coding experience is necessary but you may also be interested in Advanced Coding: Embedding Computational Thinking or Introduction to Coding in the Classroom

All references and materials are located online.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours (approx.) per module.  18-30 hours (approx) for the complete course.
(Note: The Facilitated and For Credit course options have specific timeframes and deadlines)

By the end of this course, you will  be able to show your students the possibilities and potential to become creators, not just consumers, of digital technology.

James and Robin, Course Authors


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and identify ways in which computational thinking can be applied in the classroom;
  • Recognize that computational thinking and lateral thinking can develop problem-solving skills;
  • Understand ways in which coding and design principles and processes can be applied to creating solutions to real-world problems;
  • Understand the ways in which design thinking and app design strategies can generate creative, effective and meaningful solutions;
  • Use coding/programming as a way to deepen and extend student learning; and
  • View app design from a computational thinking perspective.

Pricing and Course Options

Below you will find the different options to earn credit for taking this course or take the self-pace option to learn at your own pace.

*Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for Eduro Learning's Premium Courses.

The Heritage Institute continuing education quarter credits are awarded through Antioch University Seattle at the 500 level. Antioch University Seattle’s Continuing Education Quarter Credits are acceptable in most states for teaching certificate renewal and salary advancement.



Prior to registering for a course, we recommend you seek approval from your state office of education or school district Human Resources department as many state and district requirements are unique. Click here for more FAQs or call 1800/445-1305 or log onto policies page for more information.

Facilitated (For Credit) Course Schedule

For the Academic Year 2017/2018

Round 1:  October 2 - November 19, 2017

Round 2: January 22 - March 11, 2018


Round 3:  April 2 - May 27, 2018

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“I really enjoyed the course! It was rigorous, practical and I learned a lot. I have lots of ideas to take back to my school and a roll-out plan for my new tech coach role.”

~ Rikki, 2017 Course Graduate

“I learned a lot and gained confidence to make a case to administration for more coaching at our school!”

~ 2016 Course Graduate

“I loved the connection to people. The readings were appropriate and not arduous. The expectations for submitted work were realistic, but allowed for individuals tailoring it to their own needs.”

~ 2015 Graduate

“The resources and the topic are incredibly helpful.”

~ 2015 Graduate

“The flexibility of assignments as they all offered choices.”

~ 2015 Graduate


Can I register for a group?


Yes you can!  Contact us by filling in this form here.



Can I transfer my payment to another educator?


Registration may be transferred to another person free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the course. Thereafter a $25 fee may be applied.

The new participant will be automatically enrolled in the same course as the original participant. The new participant will be required to update any demographic information as appropriate.

To request a transfer, please send the full name and email address of both the original participant and the new participant to with the subject line "Course Registration Transfer".


What is your refund policy?


For Credit (Heritage Option)

  • More than 60 days prior to the start of the course: Full refund less $50 handling fee
  • 60 – 31 days prior to the start of the course: 75% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 30 – 15 days prior to the start of the course: 50% refund less $50 handling fee
  • 14– 0 days prior to the start of the course: No refund

No refunds can be given on the Self-paced Option


What is your cancellation policy?


In the unlikely event of the cancellation of the facilitated (For Credit/Heritage) option due to circumstances beyond our control, participants will have the option of:

  • transferring to another course starting within the next 3 months;
  • transferring to the next cohort of the same course;
  • receive a 100% refund of registration fees

Please note:  Cancellation is not applicable to the Self-Paced Option



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