Alan O’Donohoe on How to Teach Text Based Programming – A workshop for Secondary Computing Teachers.

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Date(s) - 19/01/2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Therfield School


Alan O’Donohoe will lead a practical workshop for KS3/4 staff on Text Based Programming focusing on the teaching of problem solving and computational thinking to lead on to text based programming.

Alan is well known in the Computer Science education community, particularly for founding raspberry Jams and for his work on the OCR Computer Science MOOC that many will be familiar with. To read more about Alan please go to


Whether you are still finding your feet with Computer Science or a seasoned veteran you will find the event valuable to your teaching as Alan works with the needs and experience of the audience. This blog will give you a flavour of Alan’s training:

The course will provide you with:

* Teaching and learning strategies to inspire learners and develop independence and resilience

* Practical Ideas for making computer science accessible to all students through differentiation

* Strategies for assessing progress


The course will begin at 9.30 (refreshments from 9.00) and will finish at 15.30. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Price: £149 per delegate. Schools who receive their broadband from are entitled to a free place. Please contact us if this applies.

Venue: Therfield Training Hub, Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ.