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Python Programming for Beginners to Advanced Learners (24 Lesson Course)

In this 24 lesson course, students will be introduced to Python from a beginner to an advanced level whereby they will begin to independently write their own complex programs using different Python constructs and data structures.
Baljit Borde (BSc, Masters in Education)
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$42 per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn basic, intermediate and advanced skills in Python. Students will learn about actual programming concepts, such as Selection, Iteration, Sequencing and data structures which exist in Python to be able to go onto create more complex programs independently. The key to this course is “understanding” how to code, not just copying code to make something happen.  

Below outlines the learning goals for each lesson in this course: 
Lesson 1: 
- Learn how to use Python
- Use the Python IDLE software to practice coding in Python. 
Lesson 2: 
- Understand what variables are and how they can be used. 
- Use the while loop in Python to create shapes
- Discuss the effects of loops
Lesson 3: 
- Write code to create patterns. 
- Create code which accepts user input. 
- Create and use variables. 
Lesson 4: 
- Use IF Statements to create shapes. 
- Use If/Else statements to control user input
Lesson 5: 
- Understand the difference between string and integer data types. 
- Convert string data types into integer data types.
Lesson 6: 
- Practice all coding skills in Python
- Use while loops, if statements, input() and print() functions with confidence. 
Lesson 7: 
- Explain what syntax errors are
- Understand how to use the input() function
- Demonstrate how variables work.
Lesson 8: 
- Use math operators in Python
- Understand and explain how functions and procedures work
Lesson 9: 
- Identify 4 different data types
- Import code into Python
- Explain different logical operators
- Use If Statements
Lesson 10: 
- Create Functions
- Demonstrate how to use functions and procedures
Lesson 11: 
- Explain how while loops work
- Use loops with If Statements in Python
Lessons 12-14: 
- Read pseudocode to understand what it does
- Create a login system using Python and read/write to a file.
- Create an Options Menu which allows user to store and read data from a file.
Lessons 15-16:
- Use lists to store data
- Access each element in a list
- Understand the benefits of the list data structure 
- Find the solutions to worded scenarios by coding an efficient program in Python
Lessons 17-18: 
- Use 2D lists to store data 
- Access each element in a 2D list by using nested loops
- Understand the benefits of the 2D list data structure 
- Find the solutions to worded scenarios by coding an efficient program in Python
Lessons 19-21: 
- Understand how to access each character in a string.
- Demonstrate how to access strings with a stride.
- Use Python functions with strings to obtain data.
Lessons 22-24:
- Read pseudocode to understand what it does
- Generate random numbers in Python using the Random Module. 
- Create a random number game which allows players to roll dice to score points. 
Students will be provided homework at the end of each lesson which reflects on the work covered during the lesson as well as to look ahead to the next lesson i.e. they may be asked to research a new programming concept prior to their next coding class with me.
Students will be provided with all curriculum material for each lesson, at the start. This will be shared in digital format via Google Drive so students will need to make sure they are logged into this platform.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Digital student worksheets are provided which consist of I Can statements at the start of the lesson. These will be assessed by the students and by me to see if the statements have been met. Students' classwork (program code), worksheets and homework sheets will also be assessed by me outside of lesson time and shared with students in their next class. Students are therefore expected to share their work with me via Google Drive. 
At the end of the course, students will be set a project (this project is called Rolling Random Numbers)to see if they can code their own project using all the skills covered in each of the lessons. It is important to note, that each lesson consists of in class assessments which encourages students to utilize new coding concepts and experiment.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The worksheets used in this class will be made available via Google Slides and Google Docs. Students will therefore need to make sure they are able to access their Google Drive account. 
Students will be expected to code in the online platform called Replit.com. They will therefore need to make sure they have created a free account on this website prior to joining this course.


Baljit Borde (BSc, Masters in Education)Teacher of Computer Science
2 total reviews
3 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Bal, I have a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Education. I am a qualified teacher of Computer Science and Information Technology. I am very enthusiastic about teaching and ensuring all my students succeed no matter what... 
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