Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and how to teach CS through Scratch

Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and How to teach CS through Scratch

This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement computing and coding in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering computing and coding, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.
  3. Training and resources will align with the Strand-1 of the JC Short Coding Course. Roadmap provided.

What will be covered?

  • Presentation (Overview of Workshop)
  • Resources – YouTube for Education & Educational Website Usage.
  • How to keep your Laptops and PC clean and safe.
  • Anti-Virus SW, Updates, Disk Clean-up, What are the elements of your laptop.
  • Discuss ‘Short Course Coding – Specification for Junior Cycle’
  • Discuss how to align material with department specification requirements.
  • Computing – OS, HW, & SW. Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Costs:

Off-Site: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment. This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills, and confidence to:

In-House: We travel to you and delivery to as many staff as you wish, for a quotation on an In-house option please forward quotation request to trevor@computingatschools.ie

Time: 10:30 to 15:30

To get the most from the day you will need to download the following programmes onto your laptop:

Scratch 2.0 Offline, Notepad++ & Python all are available free from HERE

Next Workshop

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Dublin                   Talbot Hotel Stillorgan                13th October 2018                Saturday

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Wexford                   Talbot Hotel                                19th June 2019                     Saturday

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Further Workshops

We are continuously receiving inquiries about the next upcoming Phase 1 workshop. This will be scheduled based on demand. If you are interested please forward an email to trevor@computingatschools.ie stating your location of preference. Limerick, Cork or Dublin.