CSA in the summer - new to algorithms and programming track CA480 / E01

Start date
9 Aug 21
Duration
10 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD
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Summary

Designed for teachers who are confident with computer systems and networking but need support with algorithms and programming, the ‘new to algorithms and programming’ track will improve your subject knowledge to meet the requirements of computer science up to GCSE level.
The ‘CSA in the summer’ CPD package will provide you the opportunity to develop your computer science knowledge of algorithms and programming, leading towards recognised certification. You'll be supported along the way by experienced teaching professionals, among a group of your peers. You'll participate in live remote CPD and mentored online CPD on-demand.
With a choice of course options available, you'll become confident in supporting students of GCSE computer science. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
Over the summer period, you’ll complete two courses. You can find out which courses by selecting a course date:

 

A bursary is available upon completion of the CS Accelerator programme - for information see this page.

Who is it for?

This CPD is intended for teachers who need help with algorithms and programming to be confident up to GCSE level. No prior knowledge of either topic is required to engage with this CPD.   

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content.

How long is the course?

You’ll complete two courses from the Computer Science Accelerator programme, totalling approximately 10 hours, split across multiple days. Online courses are also available free of charge, these are available to complete before, alongside or after the remote courses. You can find out more information about associated online courses via the CSA in the summer blog.  

Who is the course leader?

  • Gareth Griffiths

    An experienced Curriculum Consultant working for hi impact Consultancy. I help to integrate Computing across the curriculum, offering bespoke...

Outcomes

By the end of this CPD track / package you will be able to:

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration:

  • Develop some basic program constructs using variables, handling user input and output to the screen
  • Follow the flow of a program, identifying values held in variables at different stages of execution
  • Create and control indefinite loop structures in programs

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode:

  • Learn the key building blocks of algorithms to be executed using a computer
  • Analyse problems and design algorithmic solutions
  • Represent algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts
  • Gain confidence in tracing and improving algorithms

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
1 CSA in the summer - Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode09 August 202110:00-11:00Virtual
3 CSA in the summer - Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode09 August 202111:45-12:30Virtual
5 CSA in the summer - Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode09 August 202114:30-16:00Virtual
6 CSA in the summer - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration11 August 202109:30-11:00Virtual
8 CSA in the summer - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration11 August 202111:45-13:15Virtual
10 CSA in the summer - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration11 August 202114:30-16:00Virtual

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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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