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Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration (CD223A01) Event

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Date:
28 April 2020
Venue:
Hosted online. Joining instructions will be sent out before the event.

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on 02380 598810 or email mslc@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Hosted online 28th - 30th April, 2020. A full day course delivered over three convenient 1.5 hour morning sessions starting at 9 AM.

Overview

We are very pleased to announce that these sessions will be hosted by Holly Billinghurst, Computer Science Tutor and Founder of TeachAllAboutIt.

Take your first steps to becoming a competent teacher of Python programming; this CPD will develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language. Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks. You’ll gain confidence with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science. Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with essential knowledge leading to expertise in teaching programming.

Who is it for? 
This course is for current or prospective teachers of GCSE computer science with some understanding of computer science fundamentals. This session can be included towards the accelerator programme or as a stand-alone session.

What does it cost? 
This course is fully funded for participants from maintained schools in England. If you are from an independent school or from an organisation outside England, then the course fee is £220.

Learning outcomes

  • Become familiar with the Python programming language.
  • Develop some basic program constructs using variables, handling user input and output to the screen.
  • Use mathematical and logical operators to build functionality into programs.
  • Follow the flow of a program, identifying values held in variables at different stages of execution.
  • Create and control indefinite loop structures in programs begin to evaluate programs and suggest improvements.

To Book

Email us at mslc@southampton.ac.uk with your name, contact details and school.

Please note that places are limited to 15, book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings close on 27th April at 5pm.

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