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Creative Computing for Key Stage 3 - Day 2 - Plymouth Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Hosted by: University of Plymouth
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*Please bring a device for Day 2 of the course*

Computing at School in collaboration with Microsoft UK:

This two-day funded* course will enable new and aspiring Heads of Computing in secondary schools to develop the skills and techniques to build a creative and innovative curriculum accessible for all and to lead a thriving subject in their school.

* Teachers in Category 5 and Category 6 opportunity areas qualify for FREE places, including cover. 

The two-day course will cover:

  • curriculum planning,
  • staff development,
  • teaching resources and
  • effective pedagogy

with a particular focus on:

  • creative and innovative lessons for Key Stage 3
  • techniques to inspire young people with computing and
  • developing self-efficacy of girls.

Course Content

The programme in each of the centres will be broadly similar and will include:

Day 2 - “Fanning the flames”

  • Building the department in a thriving community
  • Physical computing for all
  • Assessment of Computing

We will also be arranging a series of FREE webinars for delegates during the Spring term 2019.

NB: An essential feature of this course will be a personalised development project. This will be a small-scale assignment which enables delegates to apply learning from the programme to their own situations in their school. Delegates will be asked to share their learning and the difference they have made through it on Day 2.

Who is this course for?

  • New and Aspiring Heads of Computing at KS3
  • CAS Community Leaders 

Benefits of attending

By the end of the course you will have:

  • an increased understanding of the most current national and international thinking on effective computing pedagogy and subject leadership;
  • been provided with practical and inspirational strategies to improve standards of teaching and learning in your department;
  • developed your understanding coupled with practical strategies, guidance and techniques on how to lead your subject department;
  • been made aware of, and been given practical experience of, some of the latest classroom resources for teaching Computing at Key Stage 3.

Dates & Cost

Day 2: 12th June 2019 - Room Number: Room: Babbage 214 (AM) Lab 110 (PM) 

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Microsoft UK we are able to offer free (funded) places to teachers of computing in category 5/6 areas and opportunity areas as identified by the DfE. 

For teachers applying from outside these areas the cost will be £212.59 for both days of the course. 

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