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Computing - Programming training and advice please! !

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by djphillips1408, May 25, 2012.

  1. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

     http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/teaching/cpd/ If you are prepared to come to Kent for a week in the summer holidays then Kent Uni are doing a greenfoot course. I am booking today. Come and see the sights of Canterbury, we've got a nandos and everything
  2. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    That's the best selling point Canterbury has to offer ?

  3. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    "This course is aimed at teachers with little or no programming
    expertise, although teachers proficient in programming should also
    benefit significantly."
    and appears to be Greenfoot.
    A five day residential course on Greenfoot that would benefit proficient programmers ? A proficient programmer should be able to do the SJCP in a week.
  4. Hi Pyrites

    Where abouts are you based? I'm going to be running some Python evening sessions in Birmingham in July (once I get round to organising them). If you're too far away for that you might want to try the Computing At School forum too, there are lots of helpful people on there, some are bound to be local to you.
  5. @Auti - I went to the team's 3 day workshop last summer. By proficient, they mean someone who has done some programming will still get some benefit. I certainly did - there were some tips and tricks in Java, some specific to Greenfoot, that I picked up that are really handy. I also got to look at how to TEACH the stuff, which is different from just learning it. That those attending had a range of skills meant that we were able to share experiences.

    I thought it was a really valuable course, and would happily attend another next summer.
  6. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    No there's 2 McDonalds, Burger King, Poundland, oh and a Cathedral that was once the world's tallest building. I have a pass to get in free if anyone wants to borrow it. Oh and TK Maxx
  7. There once was an amazing restaurant called 'Cafe Belge' which served an unbeatbale range of foreign beers.
    I think the Skaldis was 24%.
  8. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    Actually I would probably go if I could but I can't :(
  9. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    Not going in for the European City of Culture 2013 then .....
    Never actually been to the Cathedral :(

  10. It also has the most beautiful Pizza Express in the country
  11. Having attended a similar course, you might find that most have some experience of java and that that will become the centre of gravity for the focus of the course. There will be little differentiation going on - it's not a school.
    You may struggle without experience of other programming languages.
    Kolling is a little 'dry' and 'long' as the kids would put it.
    I suspect a major attempt to flog BlueJmay be made.
    Still worth doing though.
  12. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    Can't believe anyone would seriously present BlueJ .......
  13. He's German; he has no sense of humour.
  14. I don't want to get in the way of anyone visiting Canterbury as it sounds ever so slightly less **** than Peterborough, but Lynda.com has got 6 hrs of training videos in Python. It's not cheap (£300 a year) but given that you've been dropped in it from a great height then the SLT should pay. The resources across the whole site are amazing.
  15. s.

    I thought Sailsbury was the tallest or is that just its spire?
    I believe the people in Canterbury tell good tails.
  16. I think I'm in the right place - 1st time on TES forums.
    Q - How do I become a subject specialist freelance consultant? I ask because I have specialist knowledge e.g. Telecomms, - ex. BT Global. I teach ICT KS3/4/5. (11 years). I met a consultant who worked various schools in the borough and taught only the Graphics unit GCSE / GCE / BTEC Applied ICT etc. He was timetabled one day a week at the school - I was a Maths supply teacher for the day.
    Any ideas / suggestions, much appreciated.

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