Herts for Learning Online
:: Teaching computing at Key Stage 1 ::
Outline
This course is designed to support Key Stage 1 teaching staff in delivering the 2014 computing curriculum in Years 1 and 2, with an emphasis on the computer science and programming aspects. It will enhance their understanding of computing, and support them in developing creative approaches to engage their pupils. For those teaching the Primary Computing Scheme, the course provides an input into the Key Stage 1 section. We will spend the morning developing delegates' understanding of the key computer science concepts for Key Stage 1, and how we teach them. In the afternoon, we will look at other areas of the computing curriculum. The course will cover: algorithms and programming, including unplugged approaches and working with physical and on-screen environments; exploring and creating simple digital content, including animation; simple data handling, including using data-loggers and branching databases; using iPad apps in computing.
Prerequisites
Delegates should bring a memory stick or portable hard drive so that they can save and take away the electronic resources provided.
Outcomes:
By attending the course, participants will:
  • develop their understanding of computing at Key Stage 1
  • explore and develop useful resources to support the teaching of computing to Key Stage 1 pupils
  • 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
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Middle Leaders
  • New/Aspiring Middle Leaders
  • Subject Leaders
  • Teaching Assistants
Price £208 (£234)
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