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Python for Higher Computing Science Teachers - Edinburgh

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CodeClan

37 Castle Terrace

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EH1 2EL

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Education Scotland is offering a free 2-day intensive professional learning course for teachers of Computing Science in Oct-Nov 2018.

The course will focus on using Python to deliver the outcomes in the revised Software Design and Development (Higher) Unit. The course will be delivered at Scotland's digital skills academy, CodeClan, by their team of experienced software development instructors.

The objective of the course is to give teachers in Scotland a way to improve their coding skills to be better able to deal with the demands of the Higher Computing Science course. Applicants should be familiar with at least one programming language and have had previous experience of delivering National 5 and/or Higher Computing Science. This course will most likely suit practitioners who are relatively new to Python or are considering delivering Computing Science Software Development units using Python in the near future.

Any Computing Science teacher currently employed in Scotland can apply - local authority or private sector. Teachers from other disciplines may also apply, however CS teachers will be given priority.

The course will run at CodeClan's Edinburgh office, from 10am - 4pm each day, on:

Friday 2nd and Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Lunch and refreshments provided. See separate listings on Eventbrite for Glasgow dates and location.

Please apply no later than 29 Oct 2018.

This programme is supported by funding from the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership.

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Who is able to apply?

Any Computing Science teacher currenly actively employed in Scotland - local authority or private sector.

Can multiple applications come from the same school?

Yes, but in the event of oversubscription we would change the lists to ensure fairer regional representation.

Can a non-CS qualified teacher apply - ie, if Technology or Maths teacher applied, would they be accepted?

Yes, as coding is not the sole domain of CS Teachers, teachers from other disciplines may apply. However, if applications are oversubscribed by CS Teachers, we would prioritise CS over non-CS backgrounds.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

CodeClan is located in the city centre and easily accessible by public transport. We are located about 15 mins walk from Waverley and Haymarket train stations. Car parking is available at nearby Riego Street and Castle Terrace car parks

What should I bring into the event?

Please bring your laptop with you. If you do not have a laptop and would like to borrow one (Mac only) for the event please contact us at least one week in advance of the course start date.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact CodeClan's office by telephone: (0131) 290 2600 or by email: info@codeclan.com.


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