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Introduction to Programming with Python - Birmingham City University Monday Feb 27, 2017 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
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CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence


Introduction to Programming with Python

Monday 27th February 2016, 09:00 - 16:30

Birmingham City University


Millenium Point

This course is designed as an introduction to Python programming for those who are new to the subject and wish to teach it at KS3-4. Packed with basic constructs of the language, the environment and translating ideas into code, the session will guide the learner from the basics to being able to take a simple idea, design the algorithm and turn it into a program. Online support and follow-on tasks will be given out at the end of the course for further work and to ensure the participant consolidates their learning.


1) Programming in the National Curricula.

2) Python introduction.

3) What is a programming language?

4) Why Python?

5) What is the programming environment?

6) Language basics.

7) Variables (objects).

8) I/O, if then, loops and maths operations.

9) List, tuples and dictionaries.

10) Basic functions.

The day will culminate in a series of programming challenges with the solutions developed and coded. All solutions will be available as lesson-plan activities to use in the classroom.


Python Session

Duncan Maidens MIET CEng

Duncan is a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University specializing in Computer Networking and Digital Communications. With a career in industry and academia, Duncan has led the way making technology easy to understand. With the experience of running a Lead Cisco Academy for the past fifteen years, and with STEM and CAS roles, Duncan has a wealth of experience in teaching teachers.

All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

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Directions and Parking

We are part of the Cisco Academy at BCU and our training rooms (for the meeting) are on the third floor in Hub Rooms MP380/381 or if unsure report to Reception on the second floor. For directions to Millenium Point follow this link please note the google map pin in the box on this page is not in the correct position.

Paid parking is available adjacent to the main building at Millenium Point B4 7AP (Sat Nav). Here you need to collect a ticket and pay on exit (approx £5.90 for the day - as of Nov 2016). Further pay and display parking is available across the road in Curzon Street B4 7XG (£4 per day - as of Nov 2016).

We are 10 minutes from Moor Street Station and 20 minutes walk from NewStreet Station.

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