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

calendar Wed 10 Jun 2020

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

Primary computing conference – Summer Term

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.

Having attended this course teachers will...

  • be able to support and lead school colleagues in teaching the computing curriculum and 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