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Teesside Python Summer School
Grangefield School Media Centre (formerly Teesside CLC)
Thursday, 26th & Friday, 27th July, 2012
This 2 day summer school is aimed at teachers who want to prepare to teach computer programming at KS3 and KS4, although anyone with an interest in learning to program will benefit.
Similarly, although the course focuses on the Python language, many of the skills are directly transferable to Java, C++, Visual Basic and other prgoramming languages.
No prior programming experience is required and all equipment & software is provided for you as well as lunch on both days and tea/coffee throughout.
Payment by invoice or cheque is preferable (click "Show other payment options" above). Contact details are below.
Starting with basic user input and console output, we will examine the role of variables and the need for different data types before moving on to look at the essential elements of control flow - sequencing, selection and iteration.
As we get more comfortable with Python we will look at more advanced features such as arrays & lists, regular expressions and file handling - techniques that are invaluable for the current GCSE controlled assessment tasks.
Most importantly, you will complete the course with the confidence and knowledge to deal with the inevitable problems that will crop up in the classroom.
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