An excellent two day in-depth Computing CPD opportunity for teachers / prospective teachers of Computing at KS4 and KS5 in schools. Includes follow up support sessions.
Worcester University / Google / CAS "3 Counties" - Computational Thinking Symposium: Support for KS4 & KS5 Teachers
at University of Worcester: Computer Science
Castle Street Worcester WR1 3AS
Organiser: Dr.C.B.Price FHEA UoW
CAS NoE Regional Coordinator: Mr JT Palmer BSc(Hons) PGCE MSc MBCS
Friday 5th / Saturday 6th July 2013
10am - 6pm
(Registration opens at 9.30am)
All teachers and prospective teachers of Computing at KS4 & KS5 welcome
A CAS "Network of Excellence" Event, sponsored by GOOGLE
Cost - $360 / £0
NB We are not charging for this event, but you MUST attend on both the Friday AND the Saturday in order for the event to be Free of Charge. Otherwise there will be a charge of $360. There will be a number of follow-up CPD events organised to take things forward during the school year 2013-14. Delegates must be able to commit to these too. Lunch & refreshments will be provided.
We expect demand to be very high, so initially only ONE delegate per centre please
Course Information - Summary
This two-day CPD opportunity will include a wide variety of high-quality, interesting sessions aimed at helping teachers develop Computer Science learning and teaching in their centres at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
Some sessions will explore how teachers could teach particular concepts and content in their classes. Other sessions will be aimed at developing skills in areas of Computing.
The course is aimed at the beginner / intermediate level, and is for staff who are looking to build their confidence in their delivery of GCSE Computing or GCE Computing courses, and those that are planning to start delivery. If you are an experienced teacher of Computing this course is not suitable for you!)
It will cover a range of topics such as
Introduction to coding in Python
Pedagogy of teaching Computing
Managing A Level CS Projects
Algorithms and Pseudo-Code
From Pseudo-Code to code
From Scratch to Coding
There will be a choice of sessions during the two days, with a GCSE "Track" and a GCE "Track" running.
With the follow up support sessions and activities that are planned, this represents an excellent opportunity for staff to develop a range of useful skills to support their delivery of Computing courses.
The course will be delivered jointly by University staff and experienced Computing teachers from Worcestershire and Gloucestershire schools, and has been quality assured a CAS / Network of Excellence for Teaching Computer Science Regional Coordinator.
In summary, an excellent, high quality event that you do not want to miss.
A "Network of Excellence" Event
Sponsored by GOOGLE
Endorsed by BCS / Computing at School