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Prepare pupils for programming tasks (incl. NEAs for GCSE Computer Science)...
Wed, June 7, 2017, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM BST
Prepare pupils for programming tasks (incl. NEAs for GCSE Computer Science)
- How are you preparing your GCSE Computer Science students for the Non-Examined Assessment part of their course?
- How can you effectively teach children to problem solve, algorithm design and text-based programming?
- How do you differentiate your teaching so that your students can make rapid learning progress?
Aims: This event will support teachers with the development of Computing in their schools at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. It will provide teachers with an impactful practical experience demonstrating a range of teaching & learning strategies they can use in their own Computing lessons in KS3/KS4, but particularly useful for teaching GCSE Computer Science.
Some students really struggle to make rapid progress with the programming aspects of Computing, especially text-based programming. This event is intended to support teachers with the teaching of pupils who find problem solving, and text-based programming difficult as well as differentiation teaching to support a wide ability range.
We will focus on Teaching & Learning strategies that include paired programming, problem-solving, algorithm design, Python, code-sharing, debugging and differentiation strategies
15:00 Welcome. Tea & Coffee. Group Discussion Activities.
15:30 Classroom Based Activity:
- Identifying the challenges of text-based programming
- Modelling strategies to support less confident learners
- Developing students confidence with problem solving
- Using a text-based programming language to develop a solution
- Sharing solutions to benefit all learners
Other events you may be interested in - more details at http://exa.foundation/events :
- #exabytes17 - a one day education conference sharing approaches to Teaching & Learning with Technology in Yorkshire on Friday 7th July. [details]
- #StemPy17 - a three day, free to attend Python course to support the teaching of GCSE Computer Science in York on 17-19 July. [details]