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.

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.

We are also offering National Centre for Computing Education Courses here at Learn Sheffield, which are free to 1 teacher from every Sheffield school, plus £100 per day bursary. Current courses:

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

Courses for 2019/20:

Scratch Basics
Date  Wednesday 6th November 2019 Time 1.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Introduction to Scratch 3.0 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
  • Understanding effective pedagogy for teaching programming
Who is this course for? Computing co-ordinators, class teachers, HLTAs with little or no experience of Scratch
Computing for for NQTs and RQTs
Date Thursday 14th November 2019 Time 1.30pm – 4.00pm

  • 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.
Computing for the Terrified!
Date Monday 2nd December 2019 Time 4.00-6.00pm

  • Aimed at teachers who don’t ‘do’ computing, we will provide you with the confidence and resources to start using technology effectively in your lessons.
Who is this course for?

Technophobes and computing novices.

Upcoming courses include:

  • Creative projects with physical computing
  • Using the iPad effectively across the curriculum
  • Digital literacy – reading the Internet
  • The Inclusive Computing Classroom

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

Computing Co-ordinator Network Meetings
Venues Learn Sheffield Date Tues 28th Nov 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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