Teaching networks KS3 – KS5 – a free course in 2020 for computing educators from @TechPathwaysLdn ^JB

Teaching networks KS3 – KS5

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What is this course about?

Networks! But more importantly the pedagogy for teaching about networks to your pupils.

Tailored to you: The course will be tailored to your key stage & your current knowledge of the topic area.

Research-led: Underlying content knowledge, resources, pedagogical approaches with a focus on objective setting, incorporating progression, embedding assessment and differentiation.

Do it in class as part of a community: You will be asked to undertake a classroom, afterschool, or CPD case study/project on networks. We will interview you after your implementation to write up your experiences.

Career information and Industry links: As well as integrating career information in the course, we are finding industry contacts. These contacts might facilitate a class visit to their business, give a careers talk at your school or team teach a particular lesson or lesson part.

General pedagogy skills: This training is not just for networks, by undertaking this course you will gain pedagogy knowledge and skills which are transferable to other topics.

Binary Boxes: We will be using Binary Boxes to teach the basic concepts of networks. Class sets will be available for schools to loan as part of their projects.

Online material: We will be using free online networking resources. These will be available for you to use.

Who is this course for?

This course is for any teacher who teaches networks to learners from 11 to 24 years of age. We welcome educators from non-formal settings who teach this topic.

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this course are funded as part of the Mayor of London’s Digital Talent Programme. It is free to attend, but non-attendance without prior notice will incur a £50 charge.

Who will be delivering the course?

Duncan Maidens from Raspberry Pi (renowned expert on Networks), Rohini Shah, William Marsh and Jane Waite from Queen Mary University of London (helping out on pedagogy). This course is part of the London GLA sponsored TechPathways programme.

When will it be? How long is the course?

This will be a one day course.

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You might also be interested in the CAS London Conference 2020 happening a fortnight before this event, at Gladesmore Community School on Saturday 29 February 2020. Tickets are £35 for a whole day of teacher-led CPD and networking but only £25 if bought before 1 January 2020, there’s also a free TeachMeet at the end of the day, with pizza (Eventbrite tickets | conference microsite with speakers bios and session information).

Our other TechPathways events include the following, though at the time of writing tickets are not yet available

• 22nd May 2020 – Games Development with Construct 3 at Ukie
• 11th June 2020 – Creating 3D Animations with 3Dami at King’s College London