The computer science curriculum was introduced into the primary sector in 2014 and contains areas that may be unfamiliar to teachers within this phase. This course is designed to help all teachers who are keen to get to grips with the new changes. It is suitable for both NQTs through to subject coordinators. The course is led by an experienced primary ICT coordinator who will provide suggestions on how to implement the new changes. Differences between coding, digital literacy and IT will be explained as well as teaching about algorithms and computational thinking. Practical activities and software ideas will be provided along with how to assess without levels. We will also discuss how we can support and encourage less enthusiastic colleagues.
The cost of this course: £200 + VAT
- Understand why there was need for change
- What is computational thinking and how to explain an algorithm in KS1?
- Digital literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science and what they are
- The types of programming software available, from logo to Scratch and beyond
- Specific activities for computer science in the KS1 classroom
- Moving into Key Stage 2
- Computer programming outside of school
- Incorporating programming into a creative curriculum – is this possible?
- Understanding the new computing curriculum – compare consultation with final document
- How to persuade reluctant and nervous colleagues