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Computer Science for Schools - CPD

Duration: 8 weeks (Wednesday 5.00pm - 8.00pm)

Overview

This course is for current and future teachers who aim to develop their knowledge and skills for the new Computer Science Curriculum.  The aim is to equip teachers with the practical knowledge and understanding necessary to teach Computer Science with confidence in line with the new AQA and OCR curriculum and will indicate the way that the curriculum may go in the future.  It will be run as an evening session for a duration of 8 weeks which will expose students to a wide range of technologies and cutting edge material using Python and Processing languages to encourage the creative and imaginative use of Computer Science in the classroom. 

Course Leader: Dr David Reid

Dr David Reid is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Liverpool University in 1995.

Research Area: Spiking Neural Networks, High Performance Computing and Novel Computer Architectures

Teaching Area: Introduction to Computer Science, Web Innovations, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Object Oriented Software Design , Gaming and Entertainment Technologies.

Target Audience

Current and future teachers who aim to become more familiar with Computer Science who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject in line with the new Computer Science Curriculum.

Benefits:

  • A wide range of topics to demonstrate the different ways that computer science can be used. 
  • Practical use of Python and Processing using a wide range of technologies to give all attendees the knowledge and understanding to teach Computer Science with confidence.
  • A highly qualified teacher who can answer your queries as you are working through the course.
  • The course is structured around both the AQA and OCR Curriculum.

Topics

Topics will include:

  • Computing Concepts and Programming with Processing.
  • Advanced Concepts and Programming with Python.
  • Data structures and algorithms in Python and Processing.
  • Programming for the Web.
  • Game Programming.
  • Mobile and Small Devices Programming.

 

Dates & Cost

Date & Time:*

Information Session

  • Wednesday 4th March - 16:30–17:30

8 x 3 hour practical sessions:

  • Wednesday 18th March -17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 25th March -17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 1st April - 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 22nd April - 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 29th April – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 6th May – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 13th May – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 20th May – 17:00 – 20:00

* Subject to final confirmation and Student Numbers.

Cost:

£495 per delegate for the complete course.

(light refreshments will be provided)

Venue

Venue:

Liverpool Hope University, Faculty of Science and Social Sciences, 4th Floor FML Building, Hope Park, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool L16 9JD

Overview

This course is for current and future teachers who aim to develop their knowledge and skills for the new Computer Science Curriculum.  The aim is to equip teachers with the practical knowledge and understanding necessary to teach Computer Science with confidence in line with the new AQA and OCR curriculum and will indicate the way that the curriculum may go in the future.  It will be run as an evening session for a duration of 8 weeks which will expose students to a wide range of technologies and cutting edge material using Python and Processing languages to encourage the creative and imaginative use of Computer Science in the classroom. 

Course Leader: Dr David Reid

Dr David Reid is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Liverpool University in 1995.

Research Area: Spiking Neural Networks, High Performance Computing and Novel Computer Architectures

Teaching Area: Introduction to Computer Science, Web Innovations, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Object Oriented Software Design , Gaming and Entertainment Technologies.

Target Audience

Current and future teachers who aim to become more familiar with Computer Science who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject in line with the new Computer Science Curriculum.

Benefits:

  • A wide range of topics to demonstrate the different ways that computer science can be used. 
  • Practical use of Python and Processing using a wide range of technologies to give all attendees the knowledge and understanding to teach Computer Science with confidence.
  • A highly qualified teacher who can answer your queries as you are working through the course.
  • The course is structured around both the AQA and OCR Curriculum.

Topics

Topics will include:

  • Computing Concepts and Programming with Processing.
  • Advanced Concepts and Programming with Python.
  • Data structures and algorithms in Python and Processing.
  • Programming for the Web.
  • Game Programming.
  • Mobile and Small Devices Programming.

 

Dates & Cost

Date & Time:*

Information Session

  • Wednesday 4th March - 16:30–17:30

8 x 3 hour practical sessions:

  • Wednesday 18th March -17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 25th March -17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 1st April - 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 22nd April - 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 29th April – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 6th May – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 13th May – 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday 20th May – 17:00 – 20:00

* Subject to final confirmation and Student Numbers.

Cost:

£495 per delegate for the complete course.

(light refreshments will be provided)

Venue

Venue:

Liverpool Hope University, Faculty of Science and Social Sciences, 4th Floor FML Building, Hope Park, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool L16 9JD

Course Contact Details

Dr David Reid

Senior Lecturer

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

reidd@hope.ac.uk