Teach Programming for Key Stage 3 Computing

Provider: Dragonfly Training
£260.00 + VAT Per Person

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Description A beginner’s course for teachers new to programming and/or Python.
Duration 09.00 - 15.00

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Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS3, Computing / ICT, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no prior experience of text-based programming. It is designed to equip and prepare teachers of ICT/computing and middle leaders with the confidence, inspiration and motivation they need to introduce and develop Python as a text-based programming language in their school’s Computing curriculum.  As well as providing you with a whole host of high quality resources, Alan will focus a great deal of emphasis on the pedagogy of teaching computer science through programming. Expect to experience a variety of ways to develop your confidence teaching computing with your own classes using Python. Alan will always match the course content to best suit the needs of those participating.


Please note that delegates must:


  • Bring a fully charged laptop to the course
  • An HTML 5 enabled browser, ie. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, latest version of Internet Explorer.
  • Download Python Version 3.4 from www.python.org prior to the course


This course includes:

  • Superb course materials
  • Refreshments and a two course lunch
Evidence underpinning this approach

This course aims to:

  • Quickly build confidence in teachers to teach programming without fear
  • Identify and develop pedagogical approaches to teaching Python to pupils
  • Develop teacher competence and an understanding of Python’s strengths and limitations
  • Provide teachers with a scheme of work suitable for use in their own school
  • Inspire teachers to consider a range of approaches to teach programming
  • Give an insight into teaching GCSE computing coursework assignments
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Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information

Trainer: Alan O'Donohoe


Date Location Details
Nov 21, 2017 09:00 Manchester - Info
Nov 28, 2017 09:00 Novotel London West - Info