Free coding workshop for teachers

Cracking the coding curriculum: Free places available for teacher workshop at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park

In celebration of European Code Week, specialists in computer programming for education, FUZE Technologies, will be running a free programming workshop for teachers on Thursday 16th October. The workshop will take place at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), located in the iconic Bletchley Park. 

Using the FUZE, a multifunctional, programmable computer and electronics workstation powered by the Raspberry Pi (RPi), the ‘Crack the Coding Curriculum’ workshop will equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to make the new computing curriculum exciting and engaging for pupils. Designed for teachers with little or no experience of programming, the workshop will help educators to better understand real-world computing so that they are able to confidently relay this to students, and in doing so, create the next generation of coders and digital creators. 

Combined with a demonstration from FUZE Technologies, teachers will have the opportunity to use the FUZE for themselves and to explore the programming language FUZE BASIC; an expanded modernised version of BASIC, which helps to bridge the gap between visual programming languages like Scratch and more complex languages like Python. 

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The workshop will take place during European Code Week, recognising the distinct advantage that learning to code can offer young people in the 21st century, and helping teachers to ensure that the new computing curriculum is delivered as effectively as possible. 

Lin Jones, operations manager at TNMOC, said: “We are really excited to be involved in EU Code Week and to be working with FUZE Technologies, supporting teachers to ‘crack the coding curriculum’ and getting students into programming. Holding the teacher workshop at The National Museum of Computingcouldn’t be more appropriate. As the centre of our computing heritage, we would like the museum to be recognised as a meeting place for teachers, parents and students – helping to promote coding and highlight its history.” 

The free workshop will take place from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 16 October 2014 at The National Museum of Computing, located in Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. 

For more information, or if you are interested in attending, please visit the TNMOC website: www.tnmoc.org/news/upcoming-events/crack-coding-curriculum

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