These sessions help teachers build their digital competence by breaking down the coding process into small, accessible chunks.
Starting with the visual programing language Scratch, the small group training sessions help teachers build their knowledge before moving on to more complex programs in the Python language.
- Top computational tools currently available for teaching and learning to code.
- How to make a Space Invader in Scratch.
- The 5 things you need to know to program in any language.
- How to give a Raspberry Pi a sixth sense using Python.
- How to bring in literacy and numeracy to digital sessions.
Each teacher training event is led by an experienced, senior teacher qualified to MSc level in Computing. Attendees receive a book Learning to Code from Scratch (and Python) to take away, along with exercises, ideas and tips that are directly applicable to the classroom.
Here’s some of the feedback from recent sessions:
“User friendly and an effective way of teaching code.” Sion Llyr Hughes, teacher.
“Boosts confidence and knowledge.” Becky Mollsion White, teacher.
“Clear, great resources and time to experiment and play.” Andrew Davis, teacher.
“Very informative and hands-on. Accessible for all levels of ability.” Cerian Farrant, Techniquest Glyndwr.
“Easy to understand and useful.” Darren Murray, teacher.
We are currently organising the next series of teacher training. To register your interest in attending a teacher training session or to organise a bespoke training for your cluster/ area contact firstname.lastname@example.org.