Primary Computing Conference – December 2017


London CLC is offering an exciting line up of speakers, workshops and a chance to bring yourself up to date on the latest developments in the computing curriculum on 7 December. There is plenty for EYFS as well as KS1 and 2 colleagues and inspiration for embedding computing across the curriculum. You will be able to take away practical ideas to implement and find out about what has worked well in other schools, alongside consideration of national issues and discussion around the recent Royal Society’s report on the teaching of Computing.

 

London CLC is engaged in a number of projects currently, so you will be able to hear how these are progressing, network with colleagues from other schools, and learn of new opportunities to work with us.

 

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Workshop descriptions:

 

Scratch Maths

An opportunity to explore the recently published free KS2 resources from UCL supported by London CLC, that offer detailed units of study which can extend meaningful programming with Scratch and at the same time, address key mathematical concepts, developing knowledge and understanding. Some hands-on examples will be explored.

 

Supporting ELGs with technology

A range of ideas and examples to excite and engage young children, using a range of equipment, apps and software, plus online resources. We will also explore the links between ELGs (Early Learning Goals) and the computing curriculum and how the ‘Computing Milestones’ document from London CLC can be used to strengthen these links.

 

Progression in physical computing

Physical computing is a great opportunity to bring programming to life, develop computational thinking skills and get learners excited and engaged in computing. You will have an opportunity to see and try the new Edison robot, and compare a range of options from Y1 to Y6 including Code-a-Pillar, BeeBots, Probots, Roamer Too and more.

 

Enacting stories to support reading and writing

Green Screen can open up a whole new world of possibilities and inspiration. You will use Green Screen to explore inspiring writing through a ‘talk for writing’ improvisatory approach as well as seeing how you can bring texts to life.

 

Coding on iPad 

With 60,000 apps being released every month in the app store and companies like BA using Swift to program their web apps, Swift is in line to become a major programming language. In this session we will look at programming from Year R-6 including a look at how Apple’s Swift Playgrounds App can support a smooth transition from block based coding to simple text based commands.

 

Using fiction as a context for Computing – Tove Jansson Moomin series 

Tove Jansson’s work is currently the focus of an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery so this is a topical illustration of how fiction can provide an alternative or thematic context for a series of practical computing activities – some will be explored in detail.

 

Please do join us, wherever you are based. Non-SLA schools can book here now.

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