SUBJECT LEADER MEETING

SUBJECT LEADER MEETING

After a successful first meeting, Penny is pleased to invite you to the third Learning Linked Computing Subject Leader Network Meeting, taking place on: Wednesday 24th June Starting at 4.00pm for 4.15pm start, until 6.00pm (refreshments available) Venue: Global House, Ridge Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN17 1AJ Attendance is FREE until Spring 2016. £35 per school thereafter   The meeting will offer opportunities for subject leaders to earn about the latest local and national initiatives in Computing and to keep abreast of developments within the subject.  

Session Aims

  • To disseminate up to date knowledge of local and national developments pertinent to Computing and technology for learning
  • To provide a network of support for the requirements of the new curriculum
  • To offer opportunities to share and learn about good practice, engaging learners and ensuring pupil progress
  • To share activities and ideas to support the new curriculum, whilst developing subject knowledge

Standing agenda items for this meeting will include:

  • National and local computing and technology news and updates
  • eSafety
  • Termly Focus (to be confirmed)
  • Opportunities for delegates to inform future agendas and course programme
  • Networking opportunities

If you can, please come prepared to share any activities with colleagues that you have tried and have been particularly successful for you. Bring one, take away lots!   Please email penny@learninglinked.co.uk to reserve your place/s.  

PRIMARY PROGRAMMING

PRIMARY PROGRAMMING

Tuesday 9th June 2015   

12.30pm for 1.00pm start – 4.30pm

Venue: Global House, Ridge Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN17 1AJ

COST £95 per delegate

 

This half day course is suitable for:

Primary Computing/ICT subject leaders; specialist ICT teachers

Focus

Programming in all its versions will be an essential component of all schemes of work which follow the Programme of Study. This half day course will introduce the key concepts and a range of programming environments, and consider planning for progression and assessment, thus providing a framework for delegates to go on and develop a full programming curriculum.

More information

The course will focus on writing programs to solve problems, for yourself and other users. We will:

 

  • Analyse problems and state solutions in natural language
  • Understand and use the big ideas in algorithmic thinking
  • Translate a possible solution into a particular programming environment
  • Test and check. A small number of different programming environments will be used, to work through as many examples as time allows. The examples will be appropriate to a wide range of ages and abilities in the primary setting, and exemplify progression and assessment. Many other possible programming environments on different platforms will also be referenced to allow delegates to put together a programming curriculum for their particular hardware and software.

 

Please email penny@learninglinked.co.uk to reserve your place/s.

 

 

HOW TO TEACH DIFFICULT IDEAS IN COMPUTING

HOW TO TEACH DIFFICULT IDEAS IN COMPUTING

Monday 8th June 2015   

12.30pm for 1.00pm start – 4.30pm

Venue: Global House, Ridge Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN17 1AJ

COST £95 per delegate

 

This half day course is suitable for:

Primary Computing/ICT subject leaders; specialist ICT teachers

Focus

There are some really difficult ideas in the Computing Programme of Study, such as how the Internet works and data representation. Working in partnership with schools, we have found simple, yet highly engaging ways to teach and learn these and many other ideas, so teachers can meet the requirements of the Computing Programme of Study.

More Information

The teaching approaches can be used straight away with little or no preparation; and no prior knowledge is needed. Often, not even a computer is needed! Topics covered include:

  • Digitisation – computers can only handle numbers, so how do they handle text, images, video and sound?
  • Data representation and communication – how does the Internet work?
  • Computational thinking, including sorting and decision making – how do spreadsheets and databases work?
  • Systems thinking – what are systems, and why are they important?   

 

Please email penny@learninglinked.co.uk to reserve your place/s.

 

Events, summer term 2015

Termly Subject Leader Meetings

FREE until Spring 2016. £35 per school thereafter

24th June 2015

7th October 2015

4.00pm for 4.15pm start – 6.00pm

 

Course: “How to teach difficult ideas” 

COST £95 per delegate

8th June 2015

12.30pm for 1.00pm start – 4.30pm

 

Course: “Primary Programming “

COST £95 per delegate

9th June 2015

12.30pm for 1.00pm start – 4.30pm