EU CODE WEEK
EU Code Week, a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration for people of all ages through programming and other tech activitites, takes part between the 6th and 21st October 2018.
EU Code Week will again help transform lives by making digital skills and innovation come to life for citizens accross Europe and beyond. Schools, non-profits, coding clubs and other organisations are invited to host activities centered on coding and computational thinking. Participants are invited to organise an activity, sing up via the EU Code Week website and spread the word amongst their networks.
This year, in its 6th edition, a special focus is being placed on school participation and teachers of all levels and subjects are invited to join the movement by organising activities with their students within the framework of EU Code Week. Teachers are encouraged to give their students a first look into the world of coding and inspire them to further involvement by incorporating hand-on activities and lessons in their classrooms, wheter on- or off-line.
Why should you participate?
Learning how to code can empower your students to be at he forefront of a digitally competent society, develop a better understanding of the world that surrounds them and get better chances to succeed in their personal and professional lives.
Code Week offers all the students the possibility to make their first steps as digital creators, by providing schools and teachers free professional development opportunities, teaching materials, international challenges and opportunities to exchange.
In order to support as many students as possible in their creative journeys to coding, Code Week organisers are also invited to participate in the Code Week 4 All Challenge. For the first time, organisers can link up with other teachers and organisations throughout their networks by using a unique code received during the registration process.
The partners wihin their networks can then use the same code to register activities of their own. A Certificate of Excellence can be achieved for those who achieve the most influencial participation and include at least ten activities, 500 students or three countries within their circles.
How can you participate?
Wheter you have any coding or programming knowledge or not, you can easily organise a lesson in your classroom, an open day or an event at your school. Just find a date and register your activity in the EU Code Week map.
You can also join activities of other teachers and colleagues and together gain the Code Week Certificate of Excellence. Explore how you can do this by visiting the Code Week 4 All Challenge.
Learn more about how to participate in EU Code Week, access resources for learning and teaching how to code and find out how to organise an activity by visiting https://codeweek.eu/