Countdown to teaching Computer Science
With the move away from ICT to Computer Science at the start of the academic year in 2017 we will help both new teachers and those currently teaching ICT or related subjects make the transition to teach GCSE and A-Level Computer Science. We will be making use of the latest industry knowledge to bring the new Computing curriculum to life. With a focus on collaborative problem solving you will build confidence in a supportive environment and make teaching the curriculum a joyful experience for you and your students.
You will be well on the way to teaching Computer Science in 2017 with increased confidence with further support available from our industry experts and teaching staff.
The course is a full day with 1 hour of follow-up Skype sessions included. Further sessions can be booked and fees associated are shown in the fees tab above.
8.30 Arrival & Registration
9.00 Welcome and overview of the Digital Creative and Technology Sector
9.20 The Software Development Process
10.15 Morning Break
10.30 Fundamentals of Algorithms
11.15 Fundamentals of Data Respresentation
12.00 Computer Systems
12.30 Lunch and networking
13.30 Fundamentals of Computer Networks
15.30 Afternoon break
16.00 Cyber Security
16.30 Ethics, Privacy and wider societal impacts
Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB – Arrival at 08.30 for Registration – Training course close at 17.15
This course is for both new teachers and existing teachers who want to teach Computer Science
£150 + vat per delegate – maximum 20 spaces per course
Follow-up support (post course)
We provide follow-up support post the initial training session which can be purchased as follows
£550 / day + vat – 1 day be-spoke at school support
£50 / hour + vat – remote Skype support
We are accepting applications to join our May course now
Apply today at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Creative and Technology sector
Software Development Process
How are systems designed, built, tested, launched and maintained in the real-world? We will discuss the general shift from Waterfall to Lean and Agile software development methodologies.
Fundamentals of Algorithms
The foundation of programming starts with algorithms. We will showcase several relevant algorithms and structures which form the heart of programming
Fundamentals of Data Representation
We show you how data is stored and translated within computer systems and networks.
We take you under the hood of the computer to show you how memory, CPU’s and different system architectures work.
Discover the different languages used today from everything from embedded to higher level languages and systems.
Fundamentals of Computer Networks
We will discuss the history of networks through to today’s PAN and WiFi networks.
The threats and techniques employed to carry out cyber security attacks and how to prevent them.
Ethics, Privacy and wider Societal Impacts
We will discuss the recent snoopers charter and impacts to privacy and freedom