Training

Switched on Computing training

Switched on Computing is a really easy-to-use scheme of work. Everything you need to get started is included in the pack! We do however understand that some schools want a bit of extra help and guidance to implement it across the school.

Our publishing partners, Havering Education Services, provide a range of training sessions to help implement Switched on Computing. All sessions are facilitated by a Switched on Computing training associate, trained and quality assured by Havering Education Services – including DBS checks. All training associates are experienced, qualified teachers, specialising in computing support for schools and academies.

Courses include:

  • Getting started with Switched on Computing and the new national curriculum for computing
  • An introduction to Scratch
  • Creating an educational game using Scratch
  • Making movies with iMovie on the iPad
  • Making movies with Microsoft Movie Maker (formerly known as Windows Live Movie Maker)
  • An introduction to blogging using Wordpress
  • Editing and Writing HTML
  • Creating a virtual space using Sketchup
  • Creating Apps using AppShed

Training Costs

  • Twilight session (2 hours) – choose any one session: £350 + VAT 
  • 1/2 day training session (3 hours) – choose up to two sessions: £425 + VAT 
  • Full day training session (6 hours) – choose up to threee sessions: £595 + VAT 

All sessions are run by our experienced training associates who are qualified teachers, specialising in computing support for schools and academies.

To book a session, please fill out the booking form.

For additional information please contact Havering Education Services via hsis@havering.gov.uk

Training and CPD videos

Computing CPD videos

Help staff feel confident to teach the new curriculum and use unfamiliar software.

As part of your online access to Switched on Computing, you will have access to interactive training modules and videos to help all teachers feel confident teaching the new curriculum and unfamiliar software.

  • Ensure all staff understand the requirements of the new Programme of Study for computing
  • Help staff feel confident teaching unfamilar computing concepts, skills and software
  • Embed high quality computing teaching and use of technology throughout your whole school with training resources everyone can access
  • Help less confident staff develop content and activities to support the teaching of computing

Contents:

  • Planning and implementing the Programme of Study for Computing – a 4-module interactive online course
  • Instructional videos explaining the skills you are teaching in the new curriculum and how to teach them using various software (matched to the Switched on Computing units)

This training package is avaiable to everyone who has purchased Switched on Computing as part of your online resources.  Alternatively, you can purchase the package on it's own on a CD-ROM for £250. It comes on a networkable CD-ROM with permanent whole school licence so the modules and videos can be accessed by all of your teachers in or outside of school.  Find out more and order now!

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