Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote CA429 / F01

Start date
26 Apr 21
Duration
10 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

Summary

Take your first steps towards teaching programming within Design and Technology, during this course you’ll explore different programming techniques and how to apply them to popular platforms such as VEX, Crumble and Micro:Bit. You’ll consider how use-modify-create can be used in the classroom to support students with their programming understanding.You’ll find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them using the Python programming language. Use your knowledge to write programs that can handle user input and manipulate variable values before outputting simple messages to the screen. 

Who is it for?

This course is for all design and technology teachers who may be new to the subject, or who may have taught computing in earlier years.No prior experience or knowledge of computing is expected before attending this course. It is advised that you become familiar with the National Curriculum in Computing before participating. 

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Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to / participants will:

  • Develop basic programming skills using different platforms including VEX / Crumble / Micro:Bit
  • Understand how use-modify-create can be used to support students with programming skills
  • Learn about algorithms, how they are usually represented, and some of their most common applications
  • Recognise and use the basic building blocks of programming: sequence, selection and repetition
  • Explore developing code using block-based and text-based programming
  • Understand how binary, denary and hexadecimal are used to represent numbers, and why this is important for computer science

Sessions

DateTime
1 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote26 April 202110:00-11:30
3 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote26 April 202114:00-15:30
4 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote30 April 202110:00-10:45
6 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote30 April 202112:00-12:45
7 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote30 April 202112:45-13:30
9 Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers - remote30 April 202114:40-15:10

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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