Goldsmiths Certificate in creative programming for teachers

This four-day course will cover key topics in the new GCSE and A-level computing curriculum. It will give participants the knowledge and methods to unlock the creativity within computing students and inspire them to become programmers

Posted: 05/06/2014

The course leads to the award
of a Goldsmiths Teachers’ Centre Certificate of Attendance.

From the very start of the
course you will explore techniques that encourage the production of games and
other graphical and interactive apps in a secondary school computing classroom.
Participants will explore strategies that encourage their students to create
highly compelling, interactive graphics and audio programs from the first


Training sessions: 9am-4pm Wed 28, Thu 29, Fri 30 May 2014
– Project and lesson presentations: 9am-4pm Friday 4 July 2014

 NB. If you are unable to make these dates, we
are planning to re-run the course in the summer. Email to
register your interest.

 By the end of the course,
participants will:

  • be able to write moderately complex computer programs in Python
  • produce creative graphical work through writing computer
  • have an understanding of basic programming constructs:
    variables, conditionals, loops and arrays
  • design creative exercises that teach programming concepts create
    lessons that teach basic programming concepts involving theory and practice
  • understand the use of creative work both as a means of teaching
    programming concepts and as a way of motivating students to do programming.

BOOK YOUR PLACE by Friday 9 May 2014

course costs £750. A blended approach of 100 hours of learning time combines
face-to-face teaching, self-study and presentations of professional learning.

Please complete the booking form and email to Any
questions, please call 0207 919 7326. Creative
computing booking form

Full course information is at
– deadline for applications Friday 9 May 2014.

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