GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching CA205 / B01
Outstanding teaching of GCSE computer science results from strong subject knowledge, and a detailed grasp of effective pedagogy. This evidence-based CPD helps teachers of GCSE to develop their classroom practice on a number of fronts, equipping them to get the best from their students.
Over four days you’ll go deep into teaching and learning. You’ll learn effective ways to teach and track attainment in programming using Python, as well as approaches that help students learn subject-specific, knowledge-rich content. You’ll develop deep conceptual understanding to pass on through your teaching, helping you to engage with the highest performing students with confidence.
Improving the diversity of the subject is a challenge, and you’ll consider how to recruit more girls to GCSE and ways to positively influence the future study choices of students. To help all learners to succeed in the subject you’ll find out how to enrich teaching with hands-on activities; how to build resilience and independence; and how to maximise the learning opportunities provided by your access to technology.
Between each day you’ll be supported to implement your learning back in your own classroom, reflecting on its impact on your students and colleagues.
This CPD is provided by the National Centre for Computing Education, and is free for all teachers who have successfully completed the CS Accelerator programme. Teachers in priority secondary schools are entitled to free places and a bursary.
You will be able to:
- Layer excellent pedagogy on top of your subject knowledge, helping you support improved student outcomes.
- Consider the many ways in which computer science teaching can be improved, and plan to overcome barriers to improvement.
- Develop your own conceptual understanding of computer science principles, and how your students can build their own mental models.
- Make your GCSE offer more accessible to a wider group of students, and attract more girls to the subject.
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - day 1||09 October 2019 09:00-15:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - gap task 1||26 November 2019 00:00-00:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - day 2||27 November 2019 09:00-15:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - gap task 2||21 January 2020 00:00-00:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - day 3||22 January 2020 09:00-15:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - gap task 3||03 March 2020 00:00-00:00|
|GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching - day 4||04 March 2020 09:00-15:00|
|Priority school||Activity feeFree||Standard bursary available*£400.00|
|Priority school repeat teacher||Activity fee£140.00 +VAT||Standard bursary available*£0|
|Priority school engaged in CSA||Activity feeFree||Standard bursary available*£0|
|English Maintained||Activity fee£140.00 +VAT||Standard bursary available*£0|
|Other||Activity fee£880.00 +VAT||Standard bursary available*£0|
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Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.
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