With enhanced curriculum, third term to be held in Tokyo and Osaka


Castalia Co., Ltd. (registered headquarters: Nagano, Japan / headquarters: Tokyo, Japan / CEO: Satoshi Yamawaki) will start the solicitation of students of the third term (second semester of AY2017) of “CodeEdu/”, a programming educator training course.  Solicitation starts October 4, 2017.


“CodeEdu/” is a programming educator training program targeting people who undertake programming education for children.  Through studying online and three schooling sessions, students acquire important knowledge and concepts of programming education, as well as programming skills and its education method.  Furthermore, they nurture practical skills through a series of exercises that involves the planning, execution, and analysis of a workshop for children.


The actual courses include “Introduction to Programming education” focusing on existing circumstances and essential concepts of programming education, “Introductory Programming” to acquire programming skills, “Development of Programming Educational Materials” in which students learn about methods of developing educational materials for use in programming education, “Class Analysis/Evaluation” to analyze programming education classes and learn the method of evaluation in a practical manner, and “Catering to Children’s Needs” dedicated to methods to children with needs of special support.


The first term in fall 2016 saw 30 and the second term in spring 2017 saw 35 students from across Japan.  Based on the actual results of the previous terms, we have revised the curriculum upon soliciting students for the third term.


[Course features]

- Flip classroom style course that combines online learning and physical schooling to learn “programming education = programming x teaching”

- Online contents available anytime on PC/smartphone

- Interaction of participants with diverse backgrounds

- Classes conducted simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka, relayed between each other to exchange opinions

- Online discussion with instructors with different careers

- Planning and operating of workshops for elementary school children


[Course structure]

- Schooling

- Three sessions of relay-style lectures and workshops for elementary school children

- Online contents

- Studying contents available through mobile learning app

- Mentoring time

- Opportunities to deepen the understanding of learning through online discussions and Q&As with instructors of diverse careers (once or twice a month; details TBA)