Erasmus+ Project at SNC Rabat Primary School – Numeracy and Literacy Through Coding and Robotics

An Erasmus+ Project focusing on the teaching of Numeracy and Literacy skills through Coding and Robotics. 

The objectives of this project were to: 

1) Provide training to at least 40 teachers about Numeracy and Literacy skills through Coding and Robotics 

2) Enable at least 40 teachers to expand their expertise on the teaching of numeracy and literacy through Coding and Robotics through exchange of good practices 

3) Establish a good relationship between the 4 participating schools 

The planned activities took over two years to be implemented which included a Kick-Off Management Meeting in Malta, school visits in Malta and Portugal and two virtual mobilities in Slovenia and Italy. A structured training course for staff was held in Italy (Milan). There were also dissemination activities by each participating school in their own country. 

The concrete results of this project include: 

Over 40 teachers who received training on the teaching of Numeracy and Literacy skills through Coding and Robotics; 

Over 40 teachers became more knowledgeable about the best way to teach Numeracy and Literacy skills through Coding and Robotics via the exchange of good practices with other European teachers; 

European schools undertook mutual capacity-building activities. 

Participating teachers were given the necessary training, used online resources and other Coding equipment with their learners and shared their new found knowledge with their colleagues. Resources used are available for all the participating countries on the eTwinning Platform.  

This eWorkbook is a further dissemination tool that can be viewed by all the school partners and also by schools in other countries. It is a good way to show our good practices and the success of our project. Click on the link below to read the book onine:

Book Creator – Numeracy and Literacy through Coding and Robotics

Code.SprintMT Challenge for Secondary School Students

Code.sprintMT is a competition about problem solving and programming for Computing students from the secondary, post-secondary and undergraduate schools/institutions. Students are given a series of tasks to solve within a time frame using the programming language stipulated by the syllabus. A judging panel will assess the participants’ solutions and a winner and two runners up, are announced. Also, students within the secondary category can achieve an MQF 3 certification. This year, it will be held between the 10th and 24th July 2021. In this 4th edition of code.sprintMT, all certificates issued to participants, finalists and top three will be issued in digital form via blockchain technology.

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Coding Activity for Early Years – the Dance Party Unplugged Activity

As part of the EU Code Week, the Directorate for Digital Literacy & Transversal skills, is encouraging Kindergarten, year 1, 2 and 3 educators to dedicate one hour to a fun coding/dancing activity with their students. Through the Dance Party unplugged activity, no devices are needed and students can learn coding concepts to choreograph a dance party together whilst keeping physically distant. More information is available at: https://curriculum.code.org/hoc/unplugged/4/

Participating classes can share a video or photo/s showing their activity by submitting their video or photo/s on https://bit.ly/3jDH6Ml. Submissions will be shared on the DDLTS FB page DigitalEducation in Malta (facebook.com/DigitalEducMalta). A number of tokens gently sponsored by theeSkills foundation will be presented to 15 participating classes. These will be chosen at random on the 16th December 2020.

It is important to register your activity in the EU Code Week website (https://codeweek.eu/) and to use the following code cw20-SbiEf for the Code 4 All challenge.