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Introduction to Programming with Python - Birmingham City University

CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)

Monday, 27 February 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence


 

Introduction to Programming with Python

Monday 27th February 2016, 09:00 - 16:30

Birmingham City University

 

Millenium Point

This course is designed as an introduction to Python programming for those who are new to the subject and wish to teach it at KS3-4. Packed with basic constructs of the language, the environment and translating ideas into code, the session will guide the learner from the basics to being able to take a simple idea, design the algorithm and turn it into a program. Online support and follow-on tasks will be given out at the end of the course for further work and to ensure the participant consolidates their learning.


 PROGRAMME (STC)

1) Programming in the National Curricula.

2) Python introduction.

3) What is a programming language?

4) Why Python?

5) What is the programming environment?

6) Language basics.

7) Variables (objects).

8) I/O, if then, loops and maths operations.

9) List, tuples and dictionaries.

10) Basic functions.

The day will culminate in a series of programming challenges with the solutions developed and coded. All solutions will be available as lesson-plan activities to use in the classroom.

SPEAKER

Python Session

Duncan Maidens MIET CEng

Duncan is a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University specializing in Computer Networking and Digital Communications. With a career in industry and academia, Duncan has led the way making technology easy to understand. With the experience of running a Lead Cisco Academy for the past fifteen years, and with STEM and CAS roles, Duncan has a wealth of experience in teaching teachers.

All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

For further information: duncan.maidens@bcu.ac.uk or keith.buncle@bcu.ac.uk

Directions and Parking

We are part of the Cisco Academy at BCU and our training rooms (for the meeting) are on the third floor in Hub Rooms MP380/381 or if unsure report to Reception on the second floor. For directions to Millenium Point follow this link please note the google map pin in the box on this page is not in the correct position.

Paid parking is available adjacent to the main building at Millenium Point B4 7AP (Sat Nav). Here you need to collect a ticket and pay on exit (approx £5.90 for the day - as of Nov 2016). Further pay and display parking is available across the road in Curzon Street B4 7XG (£4 per day - as of Nov 2016).

We are 10 minutes from Moor Street Station and 20 minutes walk from NewStreet Station.

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For further information: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655

Do you have questions about Introduction to Programming with Python - Birmingham City University? Contact CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)

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Birmingham City University
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B4 7XG Birmingham
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Monday, 27 February 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)

CAS Regional Centre: As a CAS Regional Centre (CRC), Birmingham City University fully supports the promotion and teaching of Computer Science (CS) in Schools. We recognise the need for these skills, not only in our future undergraduates, but across all disciplines and at all levels. Today’s children will be working in a world of technology that will be invented by tomorrow's Computer Scientists. We have a team of educational professionals with a wealth of experience in delivering support to Schools and Colleges for Computing and Computer Science. This experience has given us a great deal of insight and knowledge in how to provide education, support teachers and promote academic programs. Teachers need sound subject knowledge, good practical skills in delivering and managing hands on activities, a set of resources that they can pick up and use, and last but certainly not least, a support network they can rely on to offer help and advice as needed. Birmingham City University has engaged in: training CS Master Teachers (MT); run a CAS hub; won a DfE funded project to develop and deliver CS resources; delivered CPD sessions; run school enrichment activities and; hosted STEM and CS events at the University.
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