Primary CPD

We offer a range of CPD for schools, based in our training room at Red Tape Central, in Sheffield city centre. See a map of the location here. Below you can see our Primary CPD offer for schools – scroll down for further details of each course. For SEN specific training, please see here.

Schools that buy into our service have a number of free places on courses. For non-subscribing schools, it will cost £150 per person per day, or £80 for a half day or twilight.

To book, fill in the form here. Further courses will be available in the Autumn term.

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Course titleDateTime
Scratch #1Mon 30th April4-6pm
Scratch #2Wed 6th June4-6pm
Scratch #3Mon 18th June4-6pm
Programming & Computational Thinking in KS1Thurs 10th May
4-6pm
Programming & Computational Thinking in Lower KS2Mon 11th Jun 4-6pm
Programming & Computational Thinking in Upper KS2Wed 20th Jun4-6pm
Incorporating Online Safety into Computing CurriculumWed 13th Jun4-6pm
Scratch #1 – Basics
Date Mon 30th April Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understanding of how to access the online and downloaded version of Scratch

– Understanding of how Scratch can be used in KS2 to deliver the programming element of the curriculum

– Practical examples of how to introduce Scratch to pupils in accessible ways

– Ability to create simple activities using sequence and loops in Scratch and to teach the y3 unit of the Sheffield scheme of work

Who is this course for?

Teachers/ HLTAs in KS2 who have never taught Scratch before

 

Scratch #2 – Building on the basics
Date Wed 6th June Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understanding of how to access online and downloaded version of Scratch

– Understanding of how Scratch can be used in KS2 to deliver the programming element of the curriculum

– Practical examples of how to introduce Scratch to pupils in accessible ways

– Ability to create simple activities using sequence, loops and selection in Scratch and to teach the y4 unit of the Sheffield scheme of work

Who is this course for?

Teachers/ HLTAs in KS2 with basic Scratch knowledge (e.g. using loops; using events, motion, sound and looks commands; saving activities)

 

Scratch #3 – Intermediate
Date Mon 18th June Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understanding of how to remix existing projects from the Scratch website

– Understanding of how to deliver key computational thinking and programming concepts through Scratch

– Understanding of the progression of skills in Scratch

– Examples of cross-curricular projects to use in school

– Ability to use variables, selection, repetition and procedures in Scratch to develop pupils’ learning

– Understanding of how to teach y5 and 6 Scratch units from the Sheffield scheme of work

Who is this course for?

Teachers/ HLTAs in KS2 with basic Scratch knowledge (e.g. using loops; if…then… blocks; using events, motion, sound and looks commands; saving activities)

 

Programming & Computational Thinking across KS1
Date Thurs 10th May Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understand what computational thinking is and how it supports programming and general problem solving skills

– Be able to deliver a number of practical activities to introduce algorithms and other computational thinking concepts

– Understand how to consolidate skills through simple programming with Bee-Bot and Logo

Who is this course for?

KS1 teachers

 

Programming & Computational Thinking Across Lower KS2
Date Mon 11th June Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understand what computational thinking is and how it supports programming and general problem solving skills

– Be able to deliver a number of practical activities to practise algorithms and other computational thinking concepts

– Understand how to consolidate skills through programming in Scratch, Logo and devices such as Code Bug

Who is this course for?

Lower KS2 teachers plus Upper KS2 teachers whose pupils haven’t done any previous computational thinking or programming

 

Please note: this course does not teach you how to program in any of the above software – you will need some prior experience of using the program ‘Scratch’. There is a Scratch basics course running on the 30th April.

 

Programming & Computational Thinking Across Upper KS2
Date Wed 20th June Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understand what computational thinking is and how it supports programming and general problem solving skills

– Be able to deliver a number of practical activities to practise algorithms and other computational thinking concepts suitable for upper KS2

– Understand how to consolidate skills through programming in Scratch, Logo and devices such as Code Bug

Who is this course for?

Upper KS2 teachers who have taught computational thinking and programming previously (if not, the Lower KS2 course may be more appropriate)

 

Please note: this course does not teach you how to program in any of the above software – you will need some prior experience of using the program ‘Scratch’. There is a Scratch basics course running on the 30th April.

 

Incorporating Online Safety into the Computing Curriculum
Date Wed 13th June Time 4.00-6.00pm
Outcomes:

– Understand which online safety messages can be taught through the computing curriculum

– Experience of practical and engaging computing activities to deliver online safety messages

– Know where to go for further resources and ideas

Who is this course for?

Computing co-ordinators / Online safety co-ordinator / interested class teachers

 

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

 

Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings
Venues Wybourn School Date Tues 26th June 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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