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Computing At School Preston, 24th May 2017 Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Hosted by: Christ The King Catholic High School
Alan O'Donohoe
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Preston Hub Meeting, Thursday 24th May 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Host - Alan O'Donohoe


  • How best to prepare your GCSE Computer Science students for the Non-Examined Assessment part of their course?
  • How you can effectively teach children to problem solve, algorithm design and text-based programming?
  • How you can differentiate your teaching so that your students can make rapid learning progress?

Aims: This event will support teachers with the development of Computing in their schools at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. It will provide teachers with an impactful practical experience demonstrating a range of teaching & learning strategies they can use in their own Computing lessons in KS3/KS4, but particularly useful for teaching GCSE Computer Science.

Some students really struggle to make rapid progress with the programming aspects of Computing, especially text-based programming. This event is intended to support teachers with the teaching of pupils who find problem solving, and text-based programming difficult as well as differentiation teaching to support a wide ability range.

We will focus on Teaching & Learning strategies that include paired programming, problem-solving, algorithm design, Python, code-sharing, debugging and differentiation strategies

16:00 Classroom Based Activity:

  • Identifying the challenges of text-based programming
  • Modelling strategies to support less confident learners
  • Developing students confidence with problem solving
  • Using a text-based programming language to develop a solution
  • Sharing solutions to benefit all learners

17:30 Close

Other events you may be interested in - more details at :

  • #exabytes17 - a one day education conference sharing approaches to Teaching & Learning with Technology in Yorkshire on Friday 7th July. [details]
  • #StemPy17 - a three day, free to attend Python course to support the teaching of GCSE Computer Science in York on 17-19 July. [details]


For further information please 'Contact The Host' above or send an email to "info" at "". Please note that photos may be taken at the event for publicity purposes and you may be contacted about other relevant events. The agenda may change from advertised to reflect changes in cirucmstances. This event is supported by Exa Foundation.