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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to
register your interest.
By the end of the course,
- 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.
Full course information is at www.gold.ac.uk/computing/teachers
– deadline for applications Friday 9 May 2014.