Teaching London Computing will be hosting a week-long intensive CPD course in GCSE Computing at its KCL site in the week beginning 4th August 2014.
You will need to book directly through King’s website (look for the ‘Apply’ tab).
Computing CPD GCSE Summer Holiday
4 August 2014 to 8 August 2014
One week: 5 days full time
10am – 4pm for 5 days
King’s College London, Waterloo Campus
This course has been developed in collaboration with the Computer Science Department at Queen Mary University of London
Margaret Derrington (KCL)
William Marsh (QMUL)
Tricia Lockhart (KCL)
Qualified Teacher Status in ICT or experience of teaching ICT in a secondary school. It will help to have some experience of a ‘drag and drop’ programming language such as Scratch and perhaps turtle drawing programs like LOGO. Teachers who have absolutely no experience of programming and prefer a slower start may prefer to do the Primary to KS3 course which looks at ‘drag and drop’ programming in Scratch and LOGO rather than Python and ‘unplugged’ activities for understanding how computers work.
The course is aimed at experienced ICT teachers who would like to develop their subject knowledge in order to teach the new Compting Curriculum and the new Computing GCSEs.
The aim of this course is to prepare ICT teachers for the new Computing Curriculum and to give them the subject knowledge to teach Computing/Computer Science up to GCSE level and to give them the confidence to set up Computer Science courses in their schools. The programming language used is Python3 and we assume that participants will be ICT teachers and that they will have at least tried out Scratch. Python 3 and Scratch are free downloads.
How is the course taught?
Online materials in KEATS include recorded lectures, forums and online tests. Face to face workshops will focus on practical programming work. To get the best out of the course, participants should expect to do additional study using the VLE and continue to practice programming between classes. It will help to have some knowledge of a ‘drag and drop’ programming language such as Scratch.
What will I get out of it?
The intended outcomes are that students will learn and understand the subject knowledge to begin teaching computing and programming at KS3 and KS4 ie from Year 7 up to GCSE
Fees & other information
This course is partly funded through the Teaching London Computing project run by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with King’s College London.
A number of teachers in London schools will benefit by receiving a 50% discount on the cost of the course through funding received by the Teaching London Computing (TLC) project from the London Schools Excellence Fund.
So for London Teachers the course costs £150
and for teachers from outside London £300.