Local teachers get to grips with latest technology at NCL


Computer Science teachers from across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire have been getting to grips with the latest technology and developments in the industry at New College Lanarkshire.

Funding granted from Education Scotland towards continuing professional development allowed 15 computing teachers the opportunity to take part in the three-day initiative at the College's Coatbridge Campus. 

Teachers attended from nine local schools, including Greenfaulds High, Douglas Academy, Bellshill Academy, Larkhall Academy, Lanark Grammar, Boclair Academy, Brannock High, Cardinal Newman and Our Lady’s High. 

Neil Gillies, Computing Science Lecturer at the College, provided the training - which focused on programme languages, Python and Web Scripting.

He said: “Technology is constantly evolving and it is vital that teachers and lecturers are up to date with the latest developments.

“Thanks to the Education Scotland grant, we have been able to provide training which will benefit pupils from schools across Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire.

“Feedback from the training was very positive and I look forward to continuing this share knowledge with our local teachers.”

For more information about New College Lanarkshire’s range of Computing programmes, visit: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/computing

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