The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Computer Science is again offering an online summer course Intro to Programming with Scratch. The course is intended for teachers of all disciplines and grade levels (K-12) wanting to learn how to program with Scratch and ways to incorporate Scratch into their classroom.
The online course will run June 14-July 23, 2021. The course can be completed as an audit for free or receive graduate credit for $100.
The course will utilize version 3.0 of Scratch, which was released in early 2019. If you have used Scratch in the past and want to check out the updates in the new version, or if you would like to try Scratch for the first time, this is a great opportunity.
Scratch is a free, online, graphical programming language/learning environment that allows students to learn about computer programming and computational thinking without worrying about complicated syntax. It was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Lab at the MIT Media Lab and is designed for students aged 8-18 but is used by programmers of a variety of age and experience levels.
This course is appropriate for teachers of all disciplines who teach grades 3-12 grade.
Participants will learn how to use Scratch for interactive art, animated storytelling, and game development. Previous programming experience is not a requirement for this course.
How to Register: Please visit the Intro to Programming with Scratch course page for more details about the course and to pre-register.
Note: Montana teachers can complete the course and either apply the graduate credit towards license renewal or get approval to complete the course for OPI Renewal Units following the Pre-Approval for OPI Renewal Unit Certificate process