Freddy May @CodioHQ

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Freddy May

@CodioHQ

CEO and Founder of Codio, a learning management platform for computer science education.

Workshop

Workshop 1: Teaching Computational Thinking with Python 

An introduction to teaching computational thinking skills using project based scenarios and Python. How do we encourage students to think computationally? What key skills can we develop in learners to enable them to think logically and break down problems?

● Covering: Computational thinking skills, pattern recognition, logical thinking skills, decomposition, abstraction, algorithms, and evaluation skills.

 ● A practical hands-on session enabling teachers to develop confidence and strategies for teaching Python coding alongside computational thinking skills. Duration: could be offered as

Target audience: KS3-KS4 teachers with any level of Python experience Technical requirements: access to a laptop/computer and Internet

Workshop 2: Creating a Web Game using JavaScript and Python

 An introduction to teaching computational thinking skills using game development scenarios. How do we encourage students to think computationally? What key skills can we develop in learners to enable them to think logically and break down problems?

● Covering: How to create a web game using computational thinking skills, pattern recognition, logical thinking skills, decomposition, abstraction, algorithms, and evaluation skills.

● A practical handson session enabling teachers to develop confidence and strategies for introducing students to a JavaScript or Python and teaching web game creation alongside computational thinking skills. Duration: could be offered as

Target audience: KS3KS4 teachers with some level of Python and JavaScript experience

About Freddy

Freddy is the CEO and Founder of Codio, a platform for computer science education that combines a web-based IDE, class management tools and curriculum-mapped content for KS3-KS5. Freddy has led the content team to create over 80 course units developed in in partnership with OCR. Freddy is the author of Flode – an application for teaching computational thinking using flowcharts that execute, and Crunch – an alternative to Little Man Computer. Freddy has a passion for software development and computer science education. He is now working on plagiarism detection and new debugger tools for Codio. Codio platform was shortlisted for the 2015 and 2016 BETT Awards.

Website: codio.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CodioHQ
LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/frmay

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