Welcome to the CS4HS course "An Introduction to Programming with Scratch in Education" offered through CSEd@UNI. This page will be a summary of emails sent to participants during the completion of the course.
Welcome Email - Sent Monday, February 3rd
Welcome! I'm happy to announce that official start of the online class "An Introduction to Programming with Scratch in Education" offered through the CSEd@UNI program at the University of Northern Iowa. As of this writing you are one of 65 in-service teachers from 22 countries around the world who are joining 21 pre-service teachers at the University of Northern Iowa to participate in this course over the next six weeks. I'm thrilled that six years after first offering this course there is STILL strong interest and I hope you are excited by the course. Just a couple of details as we get started. The URL for the course is: https://csed.uni.edu/scratch/ You are officially welcome to get started at your convenience. Everything you need for this course is available right in the web browser (scratch, youtube, the course website). The course is six units over six weeks, but there is no requirement for you to follow any schedule related to that. You may start late and/or finish early at your convenience and as your schedule allows. While we strongly encourage you not to try and rush the course, we have set up this course to handle flexibility in your schedule. Our only schedule requirement is that teachers who are taking the course for university credit must complete the course by the end of the day on Saturday, March 21st. I encourage you to feel free to email me (using this address - email@example.com) if you have questions. I will try to answer most questions within 24 hours. Similarly, if at any time you find a mistake in the class website please send me an email and I will fix it. (Don't assume someone else has let me know). From experience I know that some questions just aren't easy to ask via email. Even more are hard to answer via email. Thus, I am always willing to hold "online office hours." If at any time you feel that you need to talk to me please drop me an email and we can schedule an online chat using zoom. I will try to keep emails to this mailing list to a minimum, but if things come up I will post them to the announcements section and/or send them to this mailing list. If you are interested in taking this course for formal graduate credit you may still sign up to do so. However, this should be completed in the next day or two. Registration information is detailed below. I'm looking forward to working with you over the next six weeks. Ben Schafer ============================================== In order to formally register for graduate workshop credit please complete the following steps: 1) Go to https://continuinged.uni.edu/distance/courses/spring-2020/3504835049-cs-41335133-61 and review the details. 2) Click on the link "Click here to enroll.." 3) Choose the FIRST option - "Courses, workshops, practicums and internships" 4) Complete the form. Most sections should be self-explanatory but here are a few that may need clarification. #1. Enter EITHER SS# or UID# NOT Both. #7. Class Nbr = 35049 (or 35048 if for some reason you want undergraduate credit) Title = Scratch Units = 1 Instructor = Schafer # 8. Graduate Credit If you did NOT receive your undergraduate degree from UNI you will need to complete #10 for the College/University where they received it. If we are unable to verify the degree with our online clearinghouse you will be contacted to send an official transcript to UNI. If you have questions about the registration process please contact Carolina Wilson at Carolina.Wilson@uni.edu