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Teaching processors and computation for A level computer science Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Organised by: Dave GibbsDave Gibbs Hosted by: National STEM Learning Centre
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Teaching processors and computation for A level computer science

Bursary Funded CPD - Free for teachers in state schools

Wednesday Feb 1, 2017 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Hosted by CAS Yorkshire and the Humber (University of York)

From the foundations of modern computing laid down by Turing, to the methods used to speed up modern computer processors, this CPD activity will provide a solid grounding for teachers of computer science. As well as refreshing or improving subject knowledge, we will provide tried-and-tested teaching tips to help your students understand this complex and fascinating topic

This course is offered by the National STEM Learning Centre working with CAS Master Teachers and the Regional Centre for Yorkshire and Humber. With the generous support of the Enthuse Charitable Trust, a bursary is available to teachers in state schools equal to the course fee

Outcomes - You will:
  • understand and be able to confidently teach theoretical computing concepts, including Turing machines and Finite State Machines
  • use the Little Man Computer to enhance student understanding of processors and instructions sets
  • recognise, and be able to explain the nature of, different processor architectures including their contemporary variations
  • use a range of approaches to teach how processors are made quicker and more efficient

CAS Yorkshire and the Humber (University of York)



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