About the project
Codeweek is a great opporunity to combine English study with coding. We aim to prove that English teaching can be done in conjunction with encourging students to work with code so that they inculculate aspects of the 21st century skills. English teachers play a fundamental role in giving to all learners the opportunity to become creator of technology rather than merely consumers, because English is an international language of coding. We intend to developed our listening, reading, writing and comprehension skills by writing code lines, because the wealth of the tutorial videos and instructions for coding practices are in English. The project’s aim is to show teachers how to effectively integrate coding and computational thinking in their foreign language curriculum. Teachers will create the activities that coincide with the topic they teach. At the end of the Project we are going to prepare an activity book for young English learners who wants to learn both English and coding.
Pedagogical Objectives of the project are:
• Encourage students to use English language while coding
• Develop students’ listening, reading, writing and comprehension skills
• Enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of English by developing coding and ICT skills
The Codeweek activities will last from 5 till 20 October. During his period:
1. Every school will create a banner to promote the project and Codeweek in their school
2. We will create a Codeweek Activity and share a Code for all with the partners. It will include both unplugged and “plugged” coding actvities, such as Alphabetic line coding, Breaking code challenge, Pixilart coding, the use of CS First and creating Dialogues or talking animations with Scratch. Teachers will register their activities on Codeweek website.
3. Teachers and students will create and share their activity worksheets so that we can prepare an activity book at the end of the project.
4. Participants will get their Codeweek certificates and we will publish our work in a magazine or a journal.
5. Evaluation of the Project
At the end of the Project we are going to prepare an activity book for young English learners who wants to learn both English and coding. Teachers and students will fill in a questionnaire addressing their feelings and experiences about the Codeweek, what was good and what could be improved. Students also assess how their attitudes have changed, what they have learned during the project and how their English language skills have developed through learning coding.