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Introduction to primary computing - face to face

CP004 Face to face course

Computing in primary schools is a practical, creative and knowledge-rich subject. This course provides teachers with the knowledge and confidence to get started on the journey to outstanding computing in your school, whether you’re a subject coordinator or another interested teacher.

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Algorithms Computer networks Computer systems Data & information Impact of technology Programming Safety & Security Pedagogy Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate
Face to face course 1 day

  • Ashton-under-Lyne 10 October 09:00—10 October 2022
  • 12 October 09:00—12 October 2022
  • Petworth 14 October 09:30—14 October 2022
  • Birmingham 1 November 09:00—1 November 2022
  • Barnstaple 4 November 09:30—4 November 2022
  • Exeter 17 November 09:00—17 November 2022
  • Uxbridge 7 December 09:30—7 December 2022
  • Richmond 7 December 09:30—7 December 2022
  • Ilminster 12 January 09:15—12 January 2023
  • Wellington 27 April 09:15—27 April 2023

Computing in primary schools is a practical, creative and knowledge-rich subject. This course provides teachers with the knowledge and confidence to get started on the journey to outstanding computing in your school, whether you’re a subject coordinator or another interested teacher.

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Introduction to primary computing

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

Who is it for?

New subject coordinators of primary computing, as well as other teachers interested in integrating computing into their classroom teaching.

Topics covered

  • 01 | What is computing? Understand computing as a subject, a future career path, and a set of critical skills for modern life. Consider what outstanding teaching of computing for all should look like.
  • 02 | The Computing Curriculum. Consider the computing teaching that currently happens in your classroom, and evaluate a range of high quality resources to help you develop towards outstanding learning.
  • 03 | Getting started with teaching primary programming. Understand how computational thinking underpins learning of computer programming, and how algorithms form the basis of all programs.
  • 04 | You don’t need to know everything! Navigate confidently through the vast range of support and resources available to help you develop your teaching of computing.

Who is it for?

New subject coordinators of primary computing, as well as other teachers interested in integrating computing into their classroom teaching.

Topics covered

  • 01 | What is computing? Understand computing as a subject, a future career path, and a set of critical skills for modern life. Consider what outstanding teaching of computing for all should look like.
  • 02 | The Computing Curriculum. Consider the computing teaching that currently happens in your classroom, and evaluate a range of high quality resources to help you develop towards outstanding learning.
  • 03 | Getting started with teaching primary programming. Understand how computational thinking underpins learning of computer programming, and how algorithms form the basis of all programs.
  • 04 | You don’t need to know everything! Navigate confidently through the vast range of support and resources available to help you develop your teaching of computing.

How long is this course?

This course is one day duration.

How will you learn?

Reflecting on your own situation and assessing, through discussion with peers in other schools, how opportunities for computing can be maximised.

Apply the latest research and evidence to your own school context with support from the Professional Development Leader.

Experience hands-on the activities that can transform your computing curriculum.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Understand how computing has evolved as an academic subject rich in knowledge and skill
  • Develop an understanding of high-quality computing education in the context of your own school
  • Gain practical experience of teaching and learning in computing, including introductory computer programming
  • Be confident in the next steps to develop the teaching of computing, supported by a network of peers and a range of high-quality resources

This course is part of Teach primary computing

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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