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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place/s.