Are you a teacher who would like to learn how to program a computer? Or an experienced software developer who believes strongly that kids should be programming in school and would be willing to give up a couple of hours a week to coach a teacher in programming?
Computer programming is a vital skill in a modern economy. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to try their hand at programming while they are at school, and that every school would benefit from at least one full-time teacher who can program to a standard that would enable them to help children get the most out of programming.
We intend to pilot a scheme across the UK that connects teachers who want to learn how to program with experienced practitioners who can coach and guide them.
The pilot should commence in September of this year and run until June of 2012. It will not be perfect, and we will undoubtedly learn many valuable lessons along the way.
We require a minimum commitment from participants of 2 hours a week, plus you will need to ensure you have the following:
1. A Windows or Apple desktop or laptop computer that is no more than 4 years old, and has at least 2GB of RAM
2. A broadband Internet connection of 2 Mbps or above
A summit is being held on Aug 25th, after which we'll be announcing the final details of the pilot, including the teachers and practitioners who will be taking part. We regret that we'll have to limit numbers, as this is just a pilot.
If you have any questions about the pilot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to participate, please fill in and submit the form below and we will be in touch over the summer.
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