Coding and Design


Courses Included
Self-paced: No Facilitator/No course credit.
Facilitated/For Credit: Only available for purchase August-February.


Designed to expose you to 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.

You will learn some basic coding and programming skills and combine them with computational and design thinking strategies to help your students analyze and design solutions to real world problems.  You will be able to show your students that coding and programming are not just things for other people, but languages anyone can use to create and communicate.

The 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


Learning Outcomes:

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.

Time commitment:

18-30 hours (approx) for the complete course.
(Please Note: The Facilitated and For Credit course options have specific timeframes and deadlines)

Facilitated / For Credit Option:

Heritage Course Number: ED465q

Our Facilitated and/or For Credit option for this course opens for purchase in August. This course will be facilitated for 8 weeks during October – December.

Who is this course for?

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 (self-paced, no facilitator, no credit only).

All references and materials are located online.

Additional information

Choose Course Option

Self-Paced – $247.00, Heritage – $687.00, Facilitated – $447.00


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