Computing

calendar Tue 06 Oct 2020


time 09:00 - 12:00
KS1 KS2 
Extended (£125)

New to subject leadership in Primary computing

This programme has been designed for primary teachers who have recently taken on responsibilities and leadership for technology and computing. It will cover curriculum planning, tools and resources, methods for supporting colleagues and progression and assessment. Colleagues will be expected to attend all three sessions. The third session will be held in a school and will include classroom visits.

Session 1

To include an overview of the responsibilities of the computing subject leader

Session 2

Follow-up session exploring assessment plus a practical computer science session

Date: 27-01-2021

Session 3

Facilitated school visit

Date: TBC

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calendar Thu 27 Feb 2020


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

Introduction to Scratch for KS2 teachers

Scratch can be a great way to teach computing in KS2, but 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, teacher will be given the opportunity to review some of the CLC’s favourite activities and teaching resources, including materials from the ScratchMaths EEFfunded 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 Wed 10 Jun 2020


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

Summer term Primary computing conference – Virtual session

This event is for computing subject leaders and teachers interested in the use of technologies across the curriculum. It will include keynote speakers with policy and curriculum updates, in addition to several 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. It will build upon the themes explored at the previous conference in autumn.

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