A short course providing practical guidance on adapting the Teach Computing Curriculum to suit your own mixed-age setting.
The Teach Computing Curriculum is based on a learning progression from Year 1 through to Year 6, with content being organised into year groups. This spiral curriculum approach allows for skills to be revisited and built on each year, but can make organising the curriculum for mixed-age classes a challenge. During this CPD, you will explore the progression within the curriculum in detail, allowing you to make informed choices about structuring the Teach Computing curriculum to best support your own setting’s mixed-age structure. You will explore different methods of adapting the curriculum to find one which best suits your own setting and the mixed-year classes within in.
Supported by knowledgeable facilitators, you will receive practical advice about the possible ways to map Teach Computing to work with mixed-age classes and will have time to discuss the pros and cons of different approaches. This CPD also includes time to discuss approaches with other teachers in mixed-age settings, sharing good practice and working together to overcome the challenges teaching computing in mixed-year classes can pose.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at subject leaders of computing working in mixed-age settings.
How long is this course?
This course consists of one 90 minute session.
How will you learn?
A scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the progression structure of the Teach Computing curriculum
- Know how to map the Teach Computing curriculum to best support your school’s mixed-age structure
- Identify challenges with implementing the Teach Computing curriculum in mixed-age classes and strategies to overcome them