The ‘new to computing’ track provides subject knowledge enhancement for new to computing teachers, up to and including GCSE Computer Science. Whether you’re looking further ahead to September; if you’ve recently qualified as a computing specialist teacher; or if you’re looking to add computing as a second specialism this CPD will guide you through a supported introduction to computer science.
The ‘CSA in the summer’ CPD package will provide you the opportunity to develop your computing subject knowledge leading towards recognised certification
. You'll be supported along the way by experienced teaching professionals, among a group of your peers. You'll participate in live face to face CPD and mentored online CPD on-demand.
By engaging with this CPD, you'll become confident in supporting students of computing. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
This CPD package includes three courses:
Who is it for?
This track is intended for teachers who are new to computing, wanting to learn more about the knowledge required to deliver the computing curriculum. No prior knowledge is required to attend this CPD.
How will you learn?
Hands-on experiential learning with the collaborative support of your peers. Expert advice and instruction on the GCSE curriculum and the expectations of a computer science teacher, from experienced classroom practitioners.
How long is the course?
You’ll complete three courses from the Computer Science Accelerator programme, totalling approximately 15 hours, split across three days.
Online courses are also available free of charge, these are available to complete before, alongside or after the face to face courses. You can find out more information about associated online courses via the CSA in the summer blog