Primary Courses

We offer a range of courses for schools, which will be delivered up at Learn Sheffield. See a map of the location here. Below you can see our current Primary CPD offer for schools. We haven’t finalised our full timetable as yet, and this year we are hoping to gather information about the training you need – you can fill in the form here to let us know your requirements, or to book into the courses below.

New course dates have been released – see below.

Schools that buy into our service have a number of free places on courses. For non-subscribing schools, it will cost £80 per person per half day or twilight.

Icons for computer, multimedia, data, programming, online safety

Computing Curriculum Training for new or recent Computing Co-ordinators
Date Tuesday 9th October 2018 Time 1.00-4.00pm
Outcomes:

  • Introduction to the role of the Computing Co-ordinator
  • Improved knowledge of the computing curriculum across key stage 1 and 2.
  • Understanding of how to teach computational thinking and effective approaches to programming.
  • Awareness of how Online Safety fits into the computing curriculum.
  • Cross-curricular ideas for teaching computing.
  • Planning and assessment advice.
  • Introduction to the Sheffield scheme of work.
Who is this course for?

New or recent computing co-ordinators, or those who would like a refresher on the key elements of the curriculum

 

Online Safety for NQTs and RQTs
Date Thursday 18th October 2018 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

  • Practical examples of including online safety messages in relevant parts of the computing curriculum.
  • Overview of online safety themes in Sheffield and nationally, and where to find resources and support.
Who is this course for?

Newly or recently qualified teachers in primary schools.

 

Computing for for NQTs and RQTs
Date Tuesday 13th November 2018 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

  • Overview of the computing curriculum across key stage 1 and 2.
  • How to teach computational thinking and effective approaches to programming.
  • Progression in digital literacy, ICT and computer science.
  • Cross-curricular ideas for teaching computing.
  • Introduction to the Sheffield scheme of work.
Who is this course for?

Newly or recently qualified teachers in primary schools.

NEW! Computational Thinking in KS1
Date Monday 19th November 2018 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Introduction to Computational thinking and how it underpins programming in the curriculum

– Lots of examples of unplugged activities to teach Computational thinking

– Programming approaches for introducing progamming using Bee-Bots

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs

Using the iPad in Computing
Date Monday 26th November 2018 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Hands on time with a number of iPad apps to teach programming, data and multimedia aspects of the computing curriculum.

– Introduction to workflow solutions.

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs

NEW! Scratch Basics
Date Monday 3rd December 2018 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Introduction to Scratch online and offline

– Using the Events, Motion and Looks commands to create simple programs

– Adding loops to make code more efficient

– Simple programming projects for year 3

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs with little or no experience of Scratch

NEW! Computational Thinking in Lower KS2
Date Tuesday 22nd January 2019 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Introduction to Computational thinking and how it underpins programming in the curriculum

– Lots of examples of unplugged activities to teach Computational thinking suitable for year 3 and 4

– Effective programming approaches for teaching Scratch and other languages (please note, this course doesn’t teach Scratch – please see our Scratch Basics course)

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs

NEW! Computational Thinking in Upper KS2
Date Tuesday 22nd January 2019 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Introduction to Computational thinking and how it underpins programming in the curriculum

– Lots of examples of unplugged activities to teach Computational thinking suitable for year 5 and 6 (NB if you have done little computational thinking or programming in your school, the Lower KS2 course will be more appropriate for this age group)

– Effective programming approaches for teaching Scratch, Flowol and other languages (please note, this course doesn’t teach Scratch – please see our Scratch Basics course)

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs

NEW! Scratch Intermediate
Date Monday 11th February 2019 Time 4.00-6.00pm
Content:

– Looking at more complex progams with Scratch, introducing selection and variables

– Different input and outputs in Scratch

– Programming projects for years 4 and 5

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs with some experience of Scratch (see Scratch Basics content)

In addition we are co-ordinating the Learn Sheffield Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings this year:

 

Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings
Venues tbc Date Tues 27th Nov / 19th Mar / 25th Jun Time 4.00pm – 6.00pm Cost Free
●     Updates on latest news in Computing, including assessment, new technology, conferences etc.

●     Practical workshops

●     Opportunity to network with other co-ordinators

 

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