Computer Science Teacher Subject Specialism Training Project

Computer Science Subject Knowledge Programme for non-specialist Computer Science teachers.

The Outwood Institute of Education is delighted to offer a Computer Science subject knowledge training for non-specialist secondary Computer Science teachers. This course is targeted at those that may already have begun to deliver Computer Science but have gaps in their subject knowledge as this was not their primary subject or those who are thinking about becoming Computer Science teachers in the future.

The course will run over a year and be broken into two, with the first phase providing you with the knowledge and skills to get up and running for the start of the next academic year and the second phase providing you with the remaining knowledge to successfully deliver to GCSE standard.

The programme will start in February 2018. If you would like to register your interest for the programme please use the booking form below. You do not have to currently be teaching Computer Science to be applicable although all participants must either have QTS, be employed as an unqualified teacher or have QTLS.

The programme is modular. Participants will attend the modules relevant to their current level of subject knowledge, determined through an initial needs analysis. Participants are welcome to attend more modules than those identified, if they wish. It is expected that all participants will attend at least 50% of the programme in order to successfully complete.

All sessions are delivered by Computer Science specialists, who are current teachers or subject leaders, and are held at the Outwood Institute of Education,, Doncaster. To ensure minimum impact on schools, sessions are a mixture of full days and twilight sessions; attendance to the first session is mandatory and further sessions will be decided once delegates’ needs have been identified.

Due to the practical nature of some sessions, delegates are required to bring a laptop.

Phase One Dates 2017-18

Please note that the large gap between Session 10 on the 10th May and Session 11 on the 20th June is so the exam period is avoided, in case any delegates are needed in school.

Session 1: Welcome & Introduction to Computational Thinking Monday 5th February 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 2&3: Programming Techniques - Sequence, Selection, IterationMonday 5th March 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Session 4: Computational ThinkingThursday 15th March 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 5: Programming Techniques - Subprograms Wednesday 21st March 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 6: Programming Techniques - File Handling Wednesday 18th April 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 7: Producing Robust Programs - Theory Thursday 26th April 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 8: Producing Robust Programs - Practical Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 9: Computational LogicThursday 10th May 2018, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Session 10: Translators & Types of LanguageWednesday 20th June 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 11: Data Representation - number systemsThursday 28th June 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 12: Data Representation - images, sound and compressionWednesday 4th July 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 13: Searching & Sorting AlgorithmsWednesday 11th July 2018, 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Phase Two Dates 2018-19

These dates will be released later in the academic year for 2018-19.

Please see below the sessions for this cohort.

Session 14: Systems Architecture & HardwareDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 15: Memory & StorageDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 16: NetworksDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 17: System Security Date TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 18: Systems SoftwareDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 19: Ethical, Legal, Cultural & Environmental ConcernsDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Session 20: Evaluation & GraduationDate TBC, 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Cost and how to book

Please complete the booking form below to register your interest for this programme.

The cost to attend this programme is £100 for alliance members, £150 for non-members. Please note that this a reduced cost as it is the pilot programme.

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