Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BS
Session Date & time:
25 Feb 2015, 09:00 to 15:30
On this course you will develop knowledge and skills to help you teach the new Computing curriculum, due to become mandatory in 2014. You will learn how to adapt and extend activities currently undertaken in both KS1 and KS2 to embrace the new requirements.
You will find out how familiar activities involving simple sequencing work in digital storytelling, floor robots and other programming-like activities can be used to support the new curriculum, and you will explore activities away from the computer which illustrate important aspects of “computational thinking”, with games and problem solving as key drivers. Throughout the day you will be encouraged to make links to other areas of the curriculum including the core areas of English and Mathematics.
This course is aimed at: ICT subject co-ordinators, KS2 teachers, Heads/Deputies responsible for curriculum.
The course has been developed as part of a collaboration between the Science Learning Centre at Bayfordbury, and the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Education and School of Computer Science.
The course will give you a better understanding of the proposed new curriculum in Computing, and enable you to:
* use appropriate computing terminology (e.g. algorithm, program, sequence, selection, repetition).
* develop an understanding of progression in teaching computing concepts.
* link computing to other areas of the curriculum.
* use a variety of resources and generate new ideas and activities to engage children in computing
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