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How to utilise the Teach Computing Curriculum effectively (Key Stages 3 and 4)

CO230 Online course

Create an inspiring and engaging computing curriculum for secondary school students, using freely available resources.

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Teach secondary computing certificate
Free online course Approximately 8 hours of self-study

On this course, teachers can discover how to create a computing curriculum for pupils aged 11 to 16, using freely available online resources to complement your existing materials.

Who is it for?

This course would appeal to all computing teachers at schools teaching 11-16-year-olds, from those that are newly qualified to heads of department.

Topics covered

  • Computing and its place in the Curriculum
  • Pedagogy
  • Adapting for your setting
  • Online learning platforms
  • Summative assessment
  • Putting it into practice

How long is this course?

This is approximately 8 hours of self-directed learning.

How will you learn?

This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the importance of computing in secondary schools
  • Explain how the Teach Computing Curriculum can support you in your teaching
  • Evaluate how learning graphs are used as part of a progression model
  • Modify resources to include differentiation that suits the needs of learners in your school
  • Develop an assessment strategy combining the Teach Computing Curriculum assessment materials with your school’s own system
  • Modify your curriculum plans to integrate the Teach Computing Curriculum

This course is part of Teach secondary computing

Teach secondary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will give you confidence to take your computing teaching to the next level and to apply those skills in the classroom.

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