PyCon UK 2019

Unleashing Python from the Computer Science Curriculum
09-14, 10:30–11:00 (Europe/London), Room D

Python is very well established in Secondary School Computer Science lessons but it also has a wider appeal across the whole curriculum. Join my journey in introducing Python across different areas of a secondary school curriculum and how it helped a school with no IT and CS teachers.

Many Secondary schools still face a lack of Computer Science teachers and giving students opportunities to code away from CS lessons is very important. Over the last six years I have aimed to embed coding opportunities across the curriculum for students in my school. At the heart of this has been providing opportunities to use and develop Python skills. From being a small after school Raspberry Pi club this has grown into social skills groups, maker club, lessons and cross curricular work in Science and Art.

Is your proposal suitable for beginners? – yes

Im a 44 year old educator from the West Midlands and have been teaching Science and KS3 Computer Science since 1997. In addition to teaching I consider myself a digital maker and content creator. I am a certified Raspberry Pi Educator, speaker and workshop facilitator.

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