We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with the British Film Institute to produce The BFI Media Conference 2012: Creativity, Industry and Learning.
The conference provides an opportunity for KS4, Further, and Higher educators to explore Media, Film, and ICT education. It is a chance to meet fellow teachers and media industry specialists, and to develop new approaches to teaching and learning.
The CLC has been asked support the ICT strand of the conference and we will be running a workshop on programming and computer science. The session will help teachers respond to Michael Gove’s speech in January 2012, where he challenged schools to reinvigorate the ICT curriculum by focusing on computer science.
For some teachers this change represents a gestalt switch. Many ICT teachers are not programmers or computer scientists and many are being asked to teach programming for the first time.
This session will address some of the problems facing schools and teachers who want to embrace computer science in the classroom. We will take a solution focused approach, providing ideas that will help colleagues introduce an engaging computer science curriculum.
We are delighted to be working with the BFI and we look forward to being part of a long running conference that has a reputation for providing high quality CPD.