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Tenderfoot "Laying Firm Foundations" Session 1: Concepts and Continuity. Basic programming course for KS2/3 non-computing specialists Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 from 2:15PM to 4:30PM
Organised by: Carol MurrayCarol Murray Hosted by: CAS North West - Manchester (University of Manchester)
Carol Murray
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Tenderfoot "Laying Firm Foundations" Session 1: Concepts and Continuity. Basic programming course for KS2/3 non-computing specialists

January 17, 2018 at 2:15PM

CAS North West - Manchester (University of Manchester)

The first of three sessions focusing on laying down firm conceptual foundations.


Session 1: Concepts and Continuity

Laying Firm Foundations is a Tenderfootâ„¢ CPD course aimed at demystifying programming to teachers new to computing. Focusing on the national curriculum needs in KS2 and KS3, Laying Firm Foundations is a practical programming course which reinforces the basic constructs and data structures using freely available software. The fun activities covered in the course are ideal for transferal to the KS2/3 classroom.
The first session addresses the challenge of KS2/KS3 transition.

  • A brief history of development languages such as Scratch.
  • A number of programming challenges within the conceptual pillars of Computational Thinking.
  • Investigating three constructs in imperative programming: sequence, selection and iteration.

    It will be fun!


    Carol Murray

    I have been a teacher of ICT and then computing in an 11-18 school for over 15 years, as an AST and SSAT lead practitioner. I am currently one of the regional coordinators of the CAS Regional Centre North West (Manchester) based at The University of Manchester.

    About Tenderfootâ„¢: The purpose of Tenderfoot courses is to broaden the outlook of teachers new to computing. The intention is to provide a buffet of resources on which teachers can draw, to enrich their computing lessons, at the same time of meeting the key aim: providing a greater depth of knowledge for teachers themselves.

    All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.


    CAS North West - Manchester (University of Manchester)

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