LEARN Computer Science Programme 2015-16

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A Teaching School Alliance
Professional Development 2015-16
“I think this course is great!
Good pace, fab resources,
not stressful!”
LEARN Computer Science:
Supporting Curriculum Delivery
This programme of 7 twilight sessions will be held at Thornden School and will run from September 2015 to March 2016.
About the Trainer:
Dan Gardner is Team Leader for ICT & Computing at Perins School (a member of the LEARN Alliance). He has
been delivering GCSE Computing at Perins since 2011, and was appointed as a Master Teacher by Computing
At School in 2012. Before training as a teacher Dan worked as an IT Specialist for IBM Global Services.
Overview:
Objectives:
This unique programme is aimed at teachers who are new
to teaching GCSE Computing or who would like to
develop their skills in this important area. In addition to
resources and ideas for teaching Computing theory
topics, this course will offer the chance for teachers to
have regular and sustained input to develop their
computer programming skills with other teachers.
This programme enables colleagues to:
Sessions will be split between reinforcing theoretical
knowledge and developing practical programming skills.
Cost:
£190 per delegate (Alliance schools)
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Develop knowledge of computer systems.
Develop computer programming skills.
Use a range of resources to deliver Computing courses
at KS3 and KS4 (GCSE).
Acquire and apply creative and technical skills,
knowledge and understanding of IT in a range of
contexts.
£255 per delegate (Non-Alliance schools)
How to book:
For a booking form and any further information about this programme, please contact Mrs Jo Harcourt-Brown:
Email: [email protected] Phone: 023 8024 6588
Website: learnalliance.org.uk
LEARN Computer Science:
Supporting Curriculum Delivery
This programme of 7 twilight sessions will be held at Thornden School and will run from September 2015
to March 2016.
Programme Outline
Session
Session 1:
17 September 2015
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Session 2:
15 October 2015
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Session 3:
12 November 2015
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Session 4:
10 December 2015
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Session 5:
14 January 2016
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Session 6
11 February 2016
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
Key Focus:
Held at:
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Outline of programme
Theory: What IS a Computer?
SmallBasic: The ChatBot!
Thornden School
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Theory: Computer Systems & Hardware
SmallBasic: Simple Selection Quiz
Thornden School
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Theory: Binary Counting & Logic Gates
SmallBasic: Comparison Operators
Thornden School
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Theory: Hexadecimal & Character Sets
SmallBasic: Iteration & Turtle Drawing
Thornden School
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Theory: Digital Images & Sound
SmallBasic: Arrays & Random Numbers
Thornden School
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Theory: Network Topologies & Traffic
SmallBasic: Programing for GCSE
Controlled Assessment
Thornden School
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SmallBasic: Programming for GCSE
Thornden School
Session 7
17 March 2016
4.00 pm-6.00 pm
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