Primary CPD

Teachers at CPD eventWe offer a range of CPD for schools, based in our training room at Red Tape Central, in Sheffield city centre or at Learn Sheffield, Norton Lees – please check the venue for your chosen course. See a map of the locations here. Below you can see our Primary and SEN CPD offer for schools.

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.

Primary Computing Scheme of Work Overview: 4.30pm – 6.00pm on Thursday 28th Sept or Monday 9th Oct at Red Tape Studios

Outcomes:
– Understanding of the background behind the computing curriculum and national developments in the subject
– Knowledge of the content of the Sheffield Scheme of Work and how this reflects the National Curriculum programs of study
– Understanding of the key messages in each strand
– Practical examples of how to teach computational thinking
– Understanding of how to adapt the scheme to introduce newer elements gradually
– Knowledge of how to assess computing

Who is this course for?
Free for schools which have bought the scheme of work, or have a package of support with the eLearning Service
– Computing co-ordinators


Scratch Basics: NEW DATE – 4.15-600pm on Wednesday 8th November at Red Tape Studios

Outcomes:
– Understanding of how to access online version of Scratch and advantages of downloading software
– Understanding of how Scratch can be used in KS2 to deliver programming element of the curriculum
– Practical examples of how to introduce Scratch to pupils in accessible ways
– Ability to create simple activities in Scratch and teach the y3 and 4 units of the Sheffield scheme of work

Who is this course for?
Teachers/ HLTAs in KS2 who have never taught Scratch before, or only at a very basic level


Scratch Intermediate: 1.15-4.00pm on Monday 20th November at Learn Sheffield

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; using events, motion, sound and looks commands; saving activities)


Computing for NQTs: 1.15-4.00pm on Monday 9th October at Red Tape Studios

Outcomes:
– Understand the background to the computing curriculum and key concepts
– Familiarisation with the Sheffield Computing scheme of work
– Know where to find resources to support the curriculum and recommended hardware and software
– Understand progression across the digital literacy, information technology and computer science, plus experience of practical activities in each area
– Practical examples of how to teach computing through English and Maths, together with wider curriculum subjects
– Basic computing skills for surviving the first term

Who is this course for?
NQTs and RQTs


Developing Computational Thinking Across KS1: 1.15-4.00pm on Tuesday 17th October at Red Tape Studios

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


Computing Coordinators Day: 9.30am-3.30pm on Monday 23rd October at Red Tape Studios

Outcomes:
– Understand the role of the Co-ordinator
– Understand the background to the computing curriculum and key content
– Familiarisation with the Sheffield Computing scheme of work and its links with Online Safety
– Know where to find resources to support the curriculum and recommended hardware and software
– Understand progression across the digital literacy, information technology and computer science, plus experience of practical activities in each area
– Knowledge of ways to teach computing through English and Maths, together with wider curriculum subjects
– Understanding of ways to assess computing

Who is this course for?
New Computing Lead teachers/co-ordinators or those who have not attended this course in the last 3 years


Developing Computational Thinking Across Lower KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Tuesday 5th December at Learn Sheffield

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’. We are putting on training for this on the 5th October (see above) if required. Please contact us if this is a problem and we will try and arrange an extra session to help you in this area.


Online Safety for NQTs: 1.15-4.00pm on Wednesday 13th December at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand how young people in Sheffield use the internet
– Understand the safeguarding implications of their online lives for our most vulnerable young people
– Understand the need  to protect yourself online as a professional who works with children and young people
– Know how Online Safety is covered in both the Computing and P.S.H.E. curricula in Sheffield and where to find resources

Who is this course for?
NQTs and RQTs


Developing Computational Thinking across Upper KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Thursday 14th December at Learn Sheffield

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, Flowol and devices such as Code Bug (please note that this course does not teach you how to program in this software)

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 to have a sound understanding of the program ‘Scratch’. We are putting on training (see above) for Scratch on the 5th October (basic) or the 20th November (intermediate). Please contact us if this is a problem and we will try and arrange an extra session to help you in this area.


Programming with Code Bug in KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Monday 15th January at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand the key computational thinking and programming concepts required in KS2, and how these can be introduced through Code Bug
– Hands on time with Code Bug to learn the programming language and add ons such as the Colour Star
– Access to example projects and resources, plus how to link with wider curriculum themes

Who is this course for?
KS2 teachers


Programming with iPad in KS1 and Lower KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Tuesday 30th January at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand the key computational thinking and programming concepts required in KS1 and lower KS2, and how these can be introduced through iPad apps, such as Bee-Bot, Scratch Jnr and Hopscotch
– Hands on time with the apps
– Access to example projects and resources, plus how to link with wider curriculum themes

Who is this course for?
KS1 and lower KS2 teachers


Understanding Data in the Computing Curriculum: 1.15-4.00pm on Friday 9th February at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand the importance of learning about data – how we present data digitally, and how we share our data online
– Recognise the links with Online Safety in terms of personal data
– Familiarisation with the data strand 3 in the Sheffield Scheme of Work
– Access to example projects and resources, plus how to link with maths, science and wider curriculum themes

Who is this course for?
Computing Co-ordinator, Maths Co-ordinator


Supporting Literacy using iPad:  1.15-4.00pm on Thursday 1st March at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Hands on time with a number of content creation apps to support writing, reading, listening and speaking
– Hands on time with specific literacy apps to support phonics, spelling and grammar
– Understanding how to save work and share resources with pupils

Who is this course for?
Computing co-ordinators, Literacy co-ordinators, all teachers using iPads


Flowol in Upper KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Monday 5th March at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand the key computational thinking and programming concepts required in KS2 and how to teach these through Flowol
– Hands on time with the software to recreate the Y5 projects in the Sheffield scheme of work
– Understanding of how to use flowcharts to plan out programs

Who is this course for?
Upper KS2 teachers who have taught little or no Flowol previously


Computing in FS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Monday 12th March at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand how to introduce computing concepts and skills in Foundation Stage 2 to support key skills, literacy and numeracy and the Wider World Early Learning goal.
– Hands on time with iPad apps, hardware and software
– Know where to find resources to support computing in FS2

Who is this course for?
EYFS teachers and TAs


Using SketchUp to Support Maths in Upper KS2: 1.15-4.00pm on Wednesday 14th March at Learn Sheffield

Outcomes:
– Understand how 3D modelling in SketchUp can be used to revise key maths concepts in upper KS2
– Hands on time with the software to create data visualisations and infographics
– Ideas for example projects and where to find resources, plus how to link with literacy, science and wider curriculum themes

Who is this course for?
Upper KS2 teachers; Maths co-ordinator


In addition we are co-ordinating the Learn Sheffield Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings this year. These are free for all Computing co-ordinators:

Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings – 4.00-6.00pm

Tuesday 28th November  –  Tuesday 20th March  –  Tuesday 26th June

Venues tbc

  • Updates on latest news in Computing, including assessment, new technology, conferences etc.
  • Practical workshops
  • Opportunity to network with other co-ordinators

We will send round reminders about these meetings nearer the time, with an Eventbrite booking system – please book on so that we know numbers for activities and resources

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