Teacher CPD at London CLC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CPD sessions will run remotely and timings may be subject to change.

calendar Tue 03 Nov 2020


time 09:30 - 11:30
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

English forum – REMOTE

Learn how technology can help children develop their ideas, express themselves, share a love of literature and review and reflect on their work using a range of digital tools. This forum, for English subject leaders and teachers interested in using technology to enhance their pupils’ learning, will combine practical activities, group discussion and expert input from London CLC practitioners. We will share findings from some of our research projects and explore the resources developed by partner organisations. Topics covered within this session will also address the challenges and solutions for schools within the context of blended learning.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be familiar with a range of literacy supporting digital tools.
  • know about activities to engage children in reading and writing.
  • gain confidence in using a variety of software and apps.
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calendar Wed 04 Nov 2020


time 09:30 - 11:30
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Introduction to Scratch for KS2 – VIRTUAL

Scratch can be a great way to teach computing in KS2 and is well suited to blended learning however, it can take some getting used to. This session is designed to give teachers the confidence and understanding to get the most out of Scratch. We will begin with the basics: getting to grips with the drag-and-drop programming interface as well as the key concepts that underpin computer science. We will discuss ways pupils can progress and think about different project ideas that can form the basis of classroom activities. In addition, teachers will be given the opportunity to review some of our favourite activities and teaching resources, including materials from the EEF-funded ScratchMaths research project.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • know how to use and teach Scratch.
  • understand the relevance of Scratch in the computing curriculum.
  • be aware of a range of resources that support teaching and learning with Scratch.
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calendar Thu 26 Nov 2020


time 09:30 - 11:30
KS1 KS2 
Full day (£95)

Primary computing conference – VIRTUAL

This event is for computing subject leaders and teachers interested in the use of technologies across the curriculum as well as how to lead on digital learning and online remote provision. It will include keynote speakers with policy and curriculum updates, in addition to practical workshops and opportunities to hear from colleagues in other schools. Sessions will cover the three key areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, digital literacy and information technology. This conference will also include information on how to support blended learning using digital tools.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be able to support and lead school colleagues in teaching the computing curriculum in a blended learning context, leading digital learning across a school and in using digital technologies across the curriculum.
  • know more about policy and practice in online safety, digital skills and the computing curriculum.
  • be up-to-date with innovation in technology and pedagogy
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calendar Tue 02 Feb 2021


time 09:15 - 03:30
KS1 KS2 
Full day (£95)

Online safety conference

This conference, scheduled in the lead up to Safer Internet Day 2021 (Tuesday 9 February), is for headteachers, SLT members, designated child protection teachers, computing subject leaders, school governors and members of the school leadership team. It will bring together a variety of external resources with expertise from within the London CLC team to help schools get to grips with the complexities of online safety, with reference to the safeguarding implications of remote learning solutions. The day will combine keynote talks with practical sessions covering all aspects of online safety from policies and procedures, curriculum development, blended learning and leadership responsibilities to staff development and infrastructure considerations.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • understand the key aspects of an effective school online safety strategy.
  • know about initiatives, resources and partner organisations that can provide support for pupils, parents and school staff.
  • have learned about policy requirements and best practice with input from school-based colleagues.
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calendar Wed 10 Feb 2021


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Assessment and feedback

Discover how digital technology can change the way we assess pupils’ work. We will demonstrate how teachers can use technology to monitor, evidence and respond to pupils’ progress in school and learning online remotely, and how pupils can use technology to present and reflect on their learning. We will outline a range of approaches to help assess and evidence learning across the curriculum.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • understand the role of digital portfolios to support metacognition and children’s reflection.
  • be confident in using video, audio, digital image and presentation tools to capture pupils’ learning and reflections.
  • be able to evaluate digital platforms (eg blogs, cloud-based storage) to assess and provide feedback on pupils’ learning.
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calendar Tue 23 Feb 2021


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS2 
Half day (£50)

Doing more with Scratch

Scratch is London CLC’s go-to tool for teaching KS2 computing in a way that is flexible, encourages creativity and provides the complexity to challenge pupils and teachers alike. Scratch is also well suited to blended learning. This session will help teachers gain a more detailed understanding of Scratch, including some of the new features available in Scratch 3. It will link these new skills to some of the big ideas in computing, with classroom activities that exemplify these links.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • understand some of the less used features in Scratch.
  • know how these features can be used to extend KS2 pupils’ learning.
  • be aware of a range of resources that support teaching and learning with Scratch in class and remotely
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calendar Wed 10 Mar 2021


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Half day (£50)

Maths forum

The maths forum provides an opportunity for maths subject leaders to share their expertise and investigate new opportunities for digital technologies to support maths teaching and learning in class and online at home. The forum combines discussion with colleagues about school-wide progress in mathematics, with hands-on activities led by a London CLC tutor, demonstrating how technology can be used to support maths. The session will include materials from the ScratchMaths project, a piece of research conducted by UCL Knowledge Lab with input from London CLC.

 

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be familiar with the maths practice of other schools and subject leaders.
  • be able to use digital technologies to facilitate cutting-edge maths activities in a blended learning context.
  • be able to introduce ScratchMaths to their colleagues at school.
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