Queen Mary University of London is part of a Mayor of London programme delivering professional development to educators in London. This programme is called TechPathways. The programme is a collaboration between Queen Mary and London CLC. The training is for educators in formal and informal settings who teach students between the age of 11 and 24 years old. The broad area of CPD is digital technologies.
London CLC is providing the breadth element of the programme and Queen Mary is providing in-depth courses. Depth course runs over a term, sometimes longer, and include educators trialling what they have learned in their learning environment. As part of this, we are incorporating research elements so that we can compare different pedagogical approaches across different settings and subject areas.
The depth courses which have been organised so far are:
- Industry Pedagogy. Starting 17th May 2019 A course for IT industry professionals who volunteer in schools. The course is on pedagogy for teaching programming. Our first cohort is a pilot course with one large banking company. If successful, we plan to roll this course out to other organisations. Please register interest here. Resources for the course (password protected).
- Teaching Networks (with Duncan Maidens). Starting 28th June 2019. A course for KS3/4/5 computing teachers on teaching networks. Resources for the course (password protected).
- An introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and using Geographical Data. Starting 1st July 2019. A course for Geography teachers and Computing teachers on teaching using Geographical Data with ArcGIS Resources for the course (password protected).
- Embedding Google classrooms. Starting 5th July 2019. A course of Secondary teachers who which to run a case study on introducing google classrooms in their school. Resources for the course (password protected).
- Games Design (iMedia) (with BAFTA and DigitalSchoolHouse). Starting in October 2019. A course of computing teachers on teaching games design for the iMedia qualification using Construct 3. Resources for the course.
- Digital Art & Design. Starting November 1st 2019. A course for Art and Design teachers and Computing teachers on teaching digital art and design (using processing and other tools).Resources for the course (password protected).