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Moving from being a Teacher of ICT to a Computing Teacher

posted 4 Dec 2013, 06:41 by kpearson@sheffieldclc.net   [ updated 12 Dec 2013, 08:43 by ajones@sheffieldclc.net ]

Designed with the support of Sheffield University Department of Computer Science and with CAS Master Teacher, Tom Attfield this course will help to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully teach the new Computing curriculum.

Designed for those who have experience of teaching ICT, it will provide an excellent support for those who wish to get ready to deliver the new Computing Programme of Study.

The course will demystify the new framework, making clear the underlying concepts and skills to be taught. Sessions will cover how to teach programming, how the programme can be assessed and how to avoid spending all of every lesson with the young people sitting at computers.

Session 1 WHAT IS THE KS3 COMPUTING CURRICULUM ALL ABOUT? 

Are you a teacher of ICT at KS3 about to transform into a teacher of Computing? This twilight will examine the new curriculum, demystify the language and get you started in thinking how to plan lessons.

Session 2 UNDERSTANDING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR THE NON-SPECIALIST 

This twilight will look in detail at Computational Thinking within the Computing curriculum. It will help you to get the jargon sorted in your own mind, see how the ideas progress across and within key stages and give practical ideas for teaching and learning.

Session 3 APPROACHES TO TEACHING PROGRAMMING 

This session will help delegates understand key concepts in programming and have a clear grasp of possible approaches to teaching coding. There will be plenty of practical teaching ideas and suggested ways to teach some key ideas without using a computer at all.

Session 4 TEACHING COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE 

This class will look at what knowledge in computer hardware and software is required at KS3 and 4. Delegates will leave the session equipped with some interesting lesson ideas and different strategies for teaching the subject.

Session 5 ASSESSMENT 

Delegates will look at the issues arising from government policy on levels and assessment. They will leave the session able to explain the pros and cons of differing methods for assessing the subject and with practical tools and approaches to use in their own schools.

Session 6 DON’T FORGET ICT 

Delegates need to know that the old ICT National Curriculum has not been completely abandoned and that elements of what they have always taught are still included in the programme of study. This session will give teachers a good understanding of those opportunities and the kinds of learning that is being advocated in the new programme.

 

Subscribed schools – free to attend with number of places subject to demand (Schools can also use their consultant time by running an instance of the course in their own venue)

Non-subscribing Sheffield schools – £ 300 per person for all 6 sessions.

Schools outside Sheffield – £ 380 per person for all 6 sessions

Individual sessions within the sequence of 6 can be booked (subject to there being spaces) at the standard rate for twilghts.

NORTH CLC SEQUENCE (Yewlands School)

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Date

14/01/14

28/01/14

11/02/14

04/03/14

18/03/14

01/04/13

Venue

North CLC

North CLC

North CLC

North CLC

North CLC

North CLC

Times

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

Tutor/s

AJ & DG

AJ & CE

AJ & DG

AJ & DG

AJ & DG

AJ & CE

 

SOUTH CLC SEQUENCE (Newfield School)

 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Date

01/05/14

08/05/14

05/06/14

12/06/14

26/06/14

03/07/14

Venue

South CLC

South CLC

South CLC

South CLC

South CLC

South CLC

Times

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

4pm – 6pm

Tutor/s

AJ & DG

AJ & CE

AJ & DG

AJ & DG

AJ & DG

AJ & DG

 

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