IBM Summer School is back

Take part in IBM’s Computing Summer Schools in London or Manchester

Now in their 3rd year, these highly popular courses, run in partnership by IBM and London CLC, were awarded a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for Education and Lifelong Learning in 2015.

The courses will run from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th July 2016 in London at IBM Southbank and Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd June 2016 in Manchester at Manchester Lab, teachers can attend whichever course is most convenient. The cost of the course is £100 which includes resources, material, and meals.

The course is aimed at teachers with a responsibility for computing in school. It will be delivered by IBM professionals alongside teachers from the award winning London Connected Learning Centre. The course will help teachers to:

  • explore effective ways to support colleagues in teaching computing

  • better understand the computing programmes of study

  • get to grips with assessment and progression

  • develop imaginative and creative ways to embed computing into the curriculum

The programme will explore the principles of computational thinking, digital literacy, online safety and information systems within real world contexts, including IBM’s commercial and social programmes. All those taking part in the summer school will be offered an IBM mentor to provide ongoing support.

‘I definitely feel more confident in my abilities as subject leader.  The programme has really helped me to develop my skills and understanding and my focus now is to pass this on to colleagues in school.  I use the network of teachers all the time now  and often get in touch with the contacts I made over the duration of the course to ask for help and advice.   It’s helped me understand the application of computing and computer science in the real world. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of this great project’  

Computing Subject Lead, Granton Primary School

To apply please complete the following form, or contact Kim Morrison; for further information.

London Application

Manchester Application

Reading for Pleasure CPD

On Wednesday Sarah and Blossom ran ‘Reading for Pleasure’ a CPD session looking at how digital technologies can assist schools in developing strategies to create an environment where children love literature and read for enjoyment.

Online surveys, blogs, podcasts, multimedia presentations and digital book reviews were demonstrated to encourage children to share their ideas and experiences, while dramatisation, animation and film making were used to bring books to life and inspire deeper understanding of texts.

The CLC run Reading for Pleasure CPD in school – to find out more or  to book please contact Kim



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