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Assessing computational thinking in primary schools

CP457 Live remote training course

A short course providing practical guidance on the assessment of key thinking skills in primary computing

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Key stage 1 Key stage 2
Live remote training course 2 hours

  • Live remote training 28 May 14:00—28 May 2021
  • Live remote training 17 June 16:00—17 June 2021
  • Live remote training 21 June 16:00—21 June 2021
  • Live remote training 14 July 15:45—14 July 2021
Computational thinking lies at the heart of the national curriculum. It includes the key building blocks for success in computing such as using abstraction to simplify problems, or how to decompose problems into smaller chunks. As computational thinking skills develop children become more adept at applying logic, spotting patterns, planning algorithms and evaluating computer programs.
This CPD includes easily applied, practical approaches to assessing the development of computational thinking, helping you to gauge what is expected at learners as they progress through primary school. By supporting the development of key subject skills, you will equip children for the next stage of their education.
Who is it for?
Teachers and subject leaders of primary computing.
What topics are covered?
This short CPD covers:
  • Models of computational thinking that apply to the primary classroom
  • Adapting lesson plans to develop computational thinking
  • Formative and summative assessment approaches
  • Progression models through KS1 and KS2
How will you learn?
A scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner, with a short pre-session task.
How long is the course?
90 minutes
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • understand the term computational thinking
  • recognise what CT looks like in the classroom
  • identify progression in CT capability
  • apply reliable assessment methods in CT

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