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Supporting Distance Learning for Post-16 Learners

Published on 18 June 2020

As part of the ongoing Welsh Government’s #StaySafeStayLearning initiative, Technocamps is pleased that it has been able to put its experience to good use.

The team has been working hard behind the scenes, to develop exciting and enriching opportunities for students in Years 12 and 13, as they begin to prepare for their transition into Higher Education. A variety of virtual activities are now available. These provide students with a taster of subject content delivered as part of university programmes for computer science.

Resources are now available on Hwb

The aim is to keep the Sixth form and Further Education students stimulated and motivated, facilitating a smoother transition between school/college and university learning.

Professor Faron Moller, Director of Technocamps and Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University said:

“It is imperative that students in Years 12 and 13 are looking to the future and preparing for their next steps within their education. I am pleased that Technocamps is offering virtual activities which can provide a stepping-stone for students aiming to study computer science and STEM-based qualifications at university. I would like to encourage all students to be proactive and take up some of the activities available."

To complement the resources, we are also pleased to announce that we will be running the following FREE live seminars for students:

Technocamps Seminar: Exploring Boolean Algebra
30th June 2020 – 14:00 to 16:00
Sign-up: https://bit.ly/TCBool

Technocamps Seminar: Low-level Coding through Little Man Computer

7th July 2020 – 14:00 to 16:00
Sign-up: https://bit.ly/TCLMC

Sign up is required for each individual session and you will be sent the appropriate links in order to join in the sessions.

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By participating in this program, a Teacher will gain Technocamps recognition as a ‘Technocamps Certified Teacher’, or a School can achieve ‘Technocamps Certified School’ status at the level of Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

When Ben Dodd decided to join some friends at a lunchtime Robotics Club while in Secondary School, little did he know that it would be the start of his journey into a career in Computer Science.

Robert is a Cardiff University graduate whose career in computer science was inspired by a week-long Technocamps workshop he undertook while in school.

We have opened up the portal we developed for the Summer programme and the resources we developed as a team are available for you to use and share.

Get Involved

Are you interested in arranging a Technocamps workshop for your school or college? We offer a range of computational thinking based workshops to support students and staff through KS2 to KS5. Get in touch to find out more.

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