Queen's University Belfast, in collaboration with CME Group Belfast, is delivering a number of up-skilling and support activities. The aim is to help teachers deliver high-quality GCSE programmes in computing (in particular the programming variant of CCEA’s GCSE in Digital Technology) and through this equip students with the skills they will need to excel within A-level and further study.
The activities will start with a 10 week course for ICT and computing teachers who wish to refresh or develop their programming skills, and who are either delivering or planning to deliver CCEA’s GCSE in Digital Technology.
This free course will be based around the Route B: Programming variant of the GCSE in Digital Technology and will cover digital development concepts and practices.
The course will equip participants with the confidence and understanding needed to teach coding skills, as well as offering a set of course materials that participants can adapt and tailor to their own teaching. No prior experience of programming is assumed.
The course will be primarily taught in Python (with corresponding C# resources provided as part of the extra course materials).
Event Dates: 17th January to 21st March 2018
Times: Each Wednesday evening 5-9pm
Event Address: Queen's University Belfast, Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BN
In the first instance, places will be limited; preference will be limited to those delivering Digital Technologies. A second course will run in September 2018.
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