King's College London - KS3 CPD for teachers new to teaching computing - Free for CAS Master Teachers and Hub Leaders

KS3 Computing course at King's College London for teachers new to teaching computing.

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Starts 22/1/2018  Course structure: 8 Twighlights on Mondays from 5pm to 7pm Where: King's College London, near Waterloo Station.

WHO IS IT FOR?  The course is aimed at KS3 teachers who are new to teaching Computing, who are perhaps converting from teaching ICT or other subjects. No previous programming experience is needed.
HOW IS COURSE TAUGHT? Each week's twilight lesson is half theory, have practical. Current research is used as the basis for each theory component and practical programming sessions exemplify strategies and techniques for teaching. Python is used as the main programming language. No previous experience of programming is required. 
COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will focus on the computer science elements of the Computing curriculum. Each session will consist of an hour of theory and an hour of programming hour to develop an understanding of both how the computer works and some simple text-based programming. Week 1 Algorithms - followed by Python: Turtle Graphics Week 2 Binary numbers -- Python: Turtles & Functions Week 3 More on binary numbers  -- Python: If statements Week 4 Boolean logic -- Python: Loops Week 5 Representing sound and images -- Problem solving in Scratch and Python Week 6 Structure of a computer--  Problem-solving in Scratch and Python Week 7 More about the computer -- Problem-solving in Scratch and Python Week 8 Python Easy Gui and Consolidation Each week teachers are required to undertake a homework task. A certificate of completion and achievement will be given at the end of the course. 
Fee: Free for Master Teachers and Hub Leaders only £160 for the 8 twilights for all other teachers.
OTHER RELATED COURSES Following on from this course we are offering a Teach GCSE Computing twilight course, which is a 10-week course starting in April.
We hope that course participants may also be interested in the MA Computing in Education


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