Summer Computer Science CPD

Our mission is to simply get all Primary and Post-Primary schools along with educational centres delivering computing and coding modules. Introducing and teaching students essential modern life skills. If you or your entity need any aid with Computer Science (CS) or Information Communication Technology (ICT) training, resources, developing or implementing please contact trevor@computingatschools.ie or Office 053-9156757 – Mobile 087-6873933.

These courses are open and applicable to Primary and Post-Primary Teachers, Further Education Sector, NLN, YouthReach and YouthTrain Tutors.

3 Day Python Workshop for Teachers and Educators –  12th to 14th June 2019th 

 

Week 1 – Teacher, Educators and Associates Computer Science CPD – 19th – 21st June 

  • Strand 1 – Introduction to Computer Science – 19th June
  • Strand 2 – Introduction to HTML/CSS – 20th June
  • Strand 3 – Programming with Python 21st June  

Week 2 – Teacher, Educators and Associates Computer Science CPD – 9th – 11th July 

  • Strand 1 – Introduction to Computer Science – 9th July
  • Strand 2 – Introduction to HTML/CSS – 10th July
  • Strand 3 – Programming with Python 11th July

All course details can be viewed below, along with booking links.

3 Day Python Workshop for Teachers and Educators

Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming and is one of the most popular industry languages. This language is now the computer language used by all leading second and third level institutes. Due to teacher demand, we are running a 3-day workshop in Wexford just drop us an email for details.

Python is currently the most popular language for teaching introductory computer science courses at top-ranked U.S. Universities. Specifically, eight of the top 10 CS departments (80%), and 27 of the top 39 (69%) teach Python in introductory CS0 or CS1 courses.

Python is a general-purpose programming language created in the late 1980s and named after Monty Python, that’s used by thousands of people to do things from testing microchips at Intel to powering Instagram, to building video games with the PyGame library.

3 Day Course Layout

  • Understanding the Programming Environment
  • Scratch to Python
  • Pseudocode
  • Flowcharts – Pseudocode & Python
  • Turtle Graphics
  • Numbers and Variables
  • Loops
  • Conditions
  • Functions
  • Creating Games

Cost: This three-day programme will cost €450 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

Time: 10:00 to 15:00

You will need to download Python which available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                 

Wexford                Sarsfield’s Club House                 12th to 14th June 2019

To Book Click Here

NB. Invoices can be requested for any of the listed events, please forward a request to trevor@computingatschools.ie with billing details and the events you wish to attend.

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

This one day course will give 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.

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.
  • Programming with Scratch.
  • Computing – OS, HW, & SW. Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walk through.
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

Time: 10:30 to 15:00

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

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

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 19th June 2019                     Saturday

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Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 9th July 2019                        Saturday

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Strand 2 – An Introduction to HTML & CSS Workshop

This one day course will give the attendees the tools, skills, and confidence to:

  1. Implement HTML & CSS in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering HTML & CSS, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Notepad++, Sublime Text 3 & Trinket.
  • Understanding how website work.
  • Understanding the difference between The Internet & The Web.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), what is it? what does it do?
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS.
  • Developing Web pages.
  • Syllabus navigation & exploration.
  • Exploring useful HTML & CSS websites.
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walk through.

New JC Short Coding Course Specifies – Phase 2 

  • 2.1 Discuss the basic concepts underlying the internet
  • 2.2 Describe how data is transported on the internet and how computers communicate and cooperate through a protocol
  • 2.3 Explain how search engines deliver results
  • 2.4 Build a website using HTML and CSS to showcase their learning
  • 2.5 Explain how computers represent data using 1’s and 0’s
  • 2.6 Investigate how drawings and photos are represented in computing devices
  • 2.7 Identify a topic or a challenge in computer science that inspires them
  • 2.8 Conduct research on the topic/challenge
  • 2.9 Present a proposal for discussion and reflect on feedback
  • 2.10  Convince their peers that an idea is worthwhile

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

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

Notepad++ & Sublime Text 3 all are available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                                   Day:

Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 20th June 2019                                      Saturday

To Book Click Here

Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 10th July 2019                                       Saturday

To Book Click Here

Strand 3 – An introduction to Python Programming Post-Primary Workshop.

This one day course is to facilitate and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement Python in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering Python, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.
  3. Align teachers with training/resources and also provide a roadmap for the delivery of the Strand-3 of the JC Short Coding Course.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Python IDLE & Interface & Environment.
  • Using Turtle Graphics.
  • Understanding Variables & Numbers.
  • Loops. While, Repeat (For) & Nested.
  • Conditions & Boolean Logic.
  • Functions.

Costs:

Off-Site: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

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

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

Python is available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                                   Day:

Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 21st June 2019                                      Saturday

To Book Click Here

Wexford                  Sarfield’s Club House                 11th July 2019                                       Saturday

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