Track 1: New to computing
Join this track if you are a teacher who is new to computing and want to build a strong set of core skills to use in your classroom.
Get started by joining our new to computing remote course track, which includes the courses below. We recommend choosing two courses to start you on the path to achieving your goals.
>> Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science
New to computing? This live course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the curriculum. You’ll create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in Python.
>>Introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science
What technologies are used to connect machines and to share data? How do I learn more about security risks? Build your knowledge while learning about the different components of computer hardware that students need to be safe online.
>>Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration
Take your programming skills further, learning how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables.
We recommend booking onto two of the following courses:
>> Programming 101: an introduction to python for educators (starting 19 April)
New to computing? Take your first steps to becoming a computer programmer with Programming 101! In this 4 week course, you will cover the basic rules of programming, how to avoid common errors, and write your FIRST CODE in the programming language Python. You can also share your learnings with students in your own lessons in September!
>> Impact of technology: how to lead classroom discussions (starting 19 April)
What is the cultural impact of social media? How will automation change our lives? What are the legal issues surrounding cyber security? This course on the impact of technology will help you build the skills necessary to have engaging and meaningful discussions with your students on the ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental impacts of technology.
>>How computers work: demystifying computation (starting 5 April)
What is a computer anyway? On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the processes that underpin every modern computer – from supercomputers to smartphones, and everything in between