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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.


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Friday, March 10 • 09:05 - 12:35
Using Coding in Your Lessons
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The UK and US are leading the way in teaching computing, because they realize that traditionally secure professions such as accountancy, routine law and even surgery are being automated to remove the human variable. President Obama made it a centre-piece of his state of the union address this year. This is why Computer Science is now the highest paid degree in the US. The ideas behind modern computer programming have actually been around since the time of Aristotle and can be used to solve a wide range of problems.

Part One
We will look at the concepts of computational thinking that will help your students to solve a wide range of problems

Part Two
We have a hands-on session where you can choose a short project to have a go at either in Twine (interactive stories), Scratch (age 7-11) or Python (age 11+).

Awareness of opportunities to use coding across the curriculum
Understand Computational Thinking concepts of: Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithm Design
Understand how to include higher order thinking and problem solving in your subject through the use of coding
Evaluate coding tasks for creativity and problem solving
Experience coding for yourself
Suitable For
Teachers of all age groups / Curriculum designers / Tech coaches at any year level

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James Abela

Lead Teacher of Computer Science, Garden International School
I have been working in IT since 1998, firstly in the industry and now as a Computing teacher in Malaysia. Along the way I have published a number of books, journal articles and written for Linux User. | | I have spoken at numerous events including the Raspberryjam at Cambridge University, Scratch Day East, Google, BETT, Miranda Mods, 21st Century Learning and Teachmeets. | I have been a long time member of Computing At School, am a fellow of... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 09:05 - 12:35

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