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Mochaccinos at Datacom

I spent two days in Auckland earlier this week at Datacom piloting a course for teachers – “Building confidence to teach programming Years 9-11”. Fantastic logistical support, teaching facilities, food and mochaccinos sponsored by Datacom. This is part of the community … Continue reading

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Datacom support for teachers appreciated

I have just finished facilitating a Level 3 Python course for teachers covering object orientated programming and event driven programming via a Graphical user Interface. Being a course for teachers, pedagogical practices and assessment design were integrated, this is important … Continue reading

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Mention in Datacom annual report…

As the facilitator of the above mentioned course I am pleased it is successful. Full report can be found here.

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Local businesses Datacom, Catalyst and IITP supporting WEGC

Following extract from Education Gazette. Support from the business community remains an important component of teaching their future employees… “WEGC enjoys a close friendship with the wider technology industry, including local information technology firm Datacom, which donates a cash prize … Continue reading

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Datacom hosts Level 2 Programming course

I spent part of the school holidays at Datacom, Wellington, teaching teachers how to teach Level 2 programming using Python (both technical and pedagogical aspects). As a follow on to the course, participants have access to technical support, advice and moderation (at … Continue reading

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A little disconcerting

I just completed running a Level 1 programming course for teachers. It was sponsored by Datacom and was designed to be the most effective professional development (PD) possible. Not only do participants receive training and resources they also have access … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Interesting 2015

Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading

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