Programming 101: An Introduction to Python for Educators CO207

During this course you'll explore the basics of Python, you’ll learn to code your first program.


Summary

On this course, you’ll explore programming in Python. You’ll discover basic programming concepts, learning how to understand the basics of python syntax and interpret error messages.

Ultimately, you’ll use your new coding skills to create your first program - which will be able to solve a simple problem.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at classroom teachers teaching up to and including GCSE computer science.

What topics are covered?

You'll cover the following topics:

  • Basic programming concepts such as repetition and sequencing
  • When and how to use a ‘for’ loop, an ‘if’ statement, a ‘while’ loop, and functions
  • Creating your own program to solve a simple problem
  • The basics of Python syntax
  • How to interpret error messages

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. You can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

Outcomes

You will:

  • Explore basic programming concepts such as sequencing and repetition                 
  • Identify use cases for 'for' and 'while' loops, if statements and functions                
  • Produce your own program to solve a simple problem                                                  
  • Interpret error messages, with a knowledge of basic Python syntax

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