Fifth term aims for a more practical training course by combining online and schooling sessions

Castalia Co., Ltd. (Castalia, registered headquarters: Nagano, Japan / headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Satoshi Yamawaki) will start the solicitation of students of the fifth term (second semester of AY2018) of “CodeEdu/”, a programming educator training course.  Solicitation starts from October 5.  The course is open to high school graduates and above, and the lectures are done in Japanese.  Schooling sessions will take place in Tokyo and Osaka.

“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.

Since its launch in Fall 2016, we have had over 100 students from across Japan.  Based on the actual results of the previous terms, we have revised the curriculum upon soliciting students for the fifth term.

[Course features]

  • A place to learn “programming education = programming x teaching”

  • Flip classroom style course that combines online learning and physical schooling

  • Online contents available for studying anytime on PC/smartphone

  • Interaction of participants with diverse backgrounds, such as students and working people

  • Classes conducted simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka, relayed to allow interchange of 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)


[Venues and number of admitted students]


Tokyo: Ichigaya Kempo Kaikan (4-39 Ichigaya-Nakanocho, Shinjuku-ku)

8 min. walk from Akebonobashi Station, Toei Shinjuku Line

8 min. walk from Ushigome-Yanagicho Station, Toei Oedo Line

15min. walk from Yotsuya-Sanchome Station, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Osaka: Kansai University Umeda Campus (1-5 Tsurunocho, Kita-ku, Osaka City)

5 min. walk from Umeda Station (Chayamachi side exit), Hankyu Line

10 min. walk from JR Osaka Station


Number of admitted students

15 for each venue (students and others combined)



Sign-up period: Friday, October 5 – Friday, November 16, 2018

Course term: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019


[Schooling schedule]

  • Session #1: Saturday, November 24 / 10:00-17:00
    Icebreaking / Ozobot (unplugged) / OzoBlockly basics

  • Session #2: Saturday, December 15 / 10:00-17:00
    Ozoblockly (practical use) / Planning of workshop

  • Session #3: Saturday, February 2 / 10:00-17:00
    Workshop for children



  • Tuition: General – 29,800 yen (+ tax)

  • Students – 4,800 yen (+tax)


Tools (Ozobot, etc.): 6,400 yen (+tax)


For more information on CodeEdu/ and application to the course, please refer to:


[Sign up for CodeEdu/ here]