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Teach Computing - Programming Tasks & NEAs, Barnstaple 21Apr17

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The Park Community School

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EX32 9AX

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Teach Computing GCSE - Prepare Pupils for Programming Tasks & NEAs

Link: http://exa.foundation/events

Host: Alan O'Donohoe, exa.foundation

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  • 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 GCSE Computer Science in their schools. 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.

9:00 Welcome. Tea & Coffee. Group Discussion Activities.

9:30 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

12:30 Close

1pm Followed by a free CPD session to help Teach Computing, [details here] until 3:00pm

Please note - There are two other related CPD sessions at the same venue that may be of interest:

  • Thurs 20th Apr 6pm - 8.30pm [details here] Family Hack Jam to engage & inspire digital makers. (Free to attend)
  • Fri 21st Apr 1pm - 3pm [details here] to support teaching of theory for GCSE Computer Science in preparation for the exam worth 80% of terminal assessment. (Free to attend)

This event is being run by exa.foundation part of Exa Education

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