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Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - face to face

CP002 Face to face course

Broaden your understanding of computer systems, networks and the internet to teach key stage 2 computing.

Key stage 2
Face to face course 2 days

  • Greenhithe 10 November 09:30—25 November 2020
  • Greenhithe 16 November 09:30—30 November 2020
  • Ashford 3 December 09:30—10 December 2020
  • Gloucester 23 February 09:00—3 March 2021
  • Trowbridge 30 April 09:00—4 May 2021
  • Lancashire 18 June 00:01—2 July 2021

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This two-day professional development complements our one day programming and algorithms course. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

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Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 1

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - module 2

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

You will be able to help children:

  • Understand how computers work including details of their component parts, and the added capabilities achieved when computers are connected through a network
  • Understand the nature of binary data as used by computers to represent data in many forms
  • Learn about tools and applications that utilise the internet, including email and the World-Wide Web, and use them safely and effectively
  • Create and manage projects where they collect, analyse and share data
  • Create and modify digital content such as images, video and sound in multimedia projects
  • Consider their own use of technology, the benefits and risks that it brings, and know its importance in the world and their learning by developing your own subject knowledge, pedagogy and practice

This course is part of the Teach primary computing certificate.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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Also part of Teach primary computing:

Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in Computing

Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Improving Computing Classroom Practice Through Action Research

Apply action research to your teaching and become a more reflective practitioner

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Primary programming and algorithms - face to face

Discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking.

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