DIS-CODE: Disconnected, discouraged, disenabled? Let's code!

Do you believe all students should be engaged in the lessons and have access to better education? Do you think that digital skills are key competences that needs to be mastered, as nowadays they become as important as literacy and numeracy? Then check out the DIS-CODE project

DIS-CODE - Disconnected, discouraged, disenabled? Let's code! - is funded by European Union's Erasmus+ programme and kicked off in March 2017 with the objective of empowering secondary school students (12-18 years old) with digital skills, mathematical competences, coding and transversal skills. The project aims to do so by training teachers to use innovative teaching methods such as gamification, project based learning and the flipped classroom method, a progressive teaching method where instructions are delivered online outside the class and home-works moved into the class.

Such innovative teaching methods are suitable for both involving more families into students' education and tackling with learning difficulties through a more personalized and tailored approach. Through these methods, students can focus on learning by doing, with the teacher guiding the way, being the lecture no longer the driver of concept mastery.

DIS-CODE will involve 10 teachers and 50 students to participate in the training from Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Portugal and Czech Republic. During the training period, tools, resources and educational materials will be made available to all the participants via an open source Learning Management System (LMS) for mathematics education and teaching and learning of coding. After the project is complete, all materials will become publicly available.

Interested in following up and learning more about the DIS-CODE project? Check out the website here and follow DIS-CODE on Twitter by using #DISCODE_eu.