Education Workshop: Using PRIMM to teach Programming with Andy Colley

Hi everyone,

We’re kicking off the first in a monthly series of professional development workshops for our fantastic community of teachers and educators. We really want to start building useful workshops for you that allow us to discuss pedagogy and push forward our teaching. > Sign up for the event on Thursday May 19 at 11:30 am PST.

We’re starting off with a session on PRIMM, which is a wonderful model - and pedagogically sound method for teaching programming skills that can be embedded in your curricula and day-to-day practice.

We’ll be taking a deep dive into the Predict-Run-Investigate-Modify-Make model to see just how this can encourage students to experiment with existing code, before moving on to make changes and final produce their own programs.

This month’s workshop features the amazing Andy Colley (@MrAColley) who is a Head of Computing, CAS Master Teacher and host of the brilliant @LearningDust podcast. He’s produced two PRIMM focused curricula on the Curriculum Hub which you can use for free in your own Replit Team for Education.


We had the planning meeting for this last night, and it’s shaping up to be a brilliant session.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested.

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This was a fantastic session! Thank you for this Andy and David!

Did you catch the “Education Workshop: Using PRIMM to teach Programming with Andy Colley” event on Thursday? It was fantastic to see so many teachers from across the world join in.

If you missed it - DON’T PANIC! - you can watch the rerun on Streamyard here:

Follow up questions for the community: Do you use the PRIMM approach with your classes? If so, what successes can you share?

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