Herts for Learning Online
:: Teaching computing at upper Key Stage 2 ::
Outline
This course is designed to support teaching staff in delivering the computing curriculum at upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6). It will enhance their understanding of computing and will support them in developing creative approaches to engage their pupils. The course is aligned with the 2014 computing curriculum and for those teaching the Primary Computing Scheme, it provides an input into the upper Key Stage 2 section. The course will cover: - teaching programming concepts and building programming skills including using Scratch and Logo - exploring the concept of big data - developing the use of spreadsheets - an overview of sound recording and editing using Audacity - understanding computer networks - exploring 3D graphical modelling - developing safe online practice
Prerequisites
Please bring a USB stick to this session - you will want to take away some of the resources you explore and create.
Outcomes:
By attending the course participants will:
  • develop an understanding of computing and computer science at upper Key Stage 2
  • explore and develop useful resources to support the teaching of computing at upper Key Stage 2
  • develop confidence in teaching the 2014 computing curriculum (including the latest version of the Herts for Learning Computing Scheme)
  • have a hands-on experience of relevant iPad/tablet apps and consider how these might support this area of the computing curriculum
  • explore computing resources and use technology in a creative and fun way
Please bring a USB stick to this session - you will want to take away some of the resources you explore and create.
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Middle Leaders
  • Teaching Assistants
Price £203 (£231)
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