Teaching London Computing, one of the projects funded by the Mayor of London’s Excellence Fund, supports London school teachers who are delivering the new Computing curriculum. We do this with CPD courses, which help teachers get to grips with programming in and teaching Python, and also with a range of free classroom resources available on our website.
To help teachers get the best from these we also have free workshops which help teachers introduce programming and computing topics into the classroom in a fun and engaging way, and without the need for computers (i.e. using an ‘unplugged’ style).
This Friday afternoon (20 February 2015) Prof Paul Curzon will be delivering two of our free workshops for teachers at the QMUL Mile End campus.
Programming without Computers will be held at 2pm and explores how to program a robot face that is made of students, look at a simple way to give a deep understanding of how variables work by making them physical, and see how to compile programs onto your class instead of onto a computer.
Computational thinking: it’s about people too will follow at 4pm, and focusses on making sure programs are useful to people, and uses magic tricks as a fun way to introduce ideas.
Developed from the cs4fn project Teaching London Computing is run by QMUL and King’s College London with funding from the Mayor of London and the Department for Education.