Switched on Computing CPD

Crack the code with this one-day workshop

Central London: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Trainers: Amanda Jackson & Dave Smith

Why attend?

Develop your own subject knowledge in Computing, explore the key aims of the primary computing curriculum and discover how to make effective use of Switched on Computing in your school. 

Join Amanda Jackson and Dave Smith from Havering School Improvement Service on this one-day workshop to:

  • Focus on the key aims of the primary computing curriculum
  • Discover how to make sure you are making effective use of Switched on Computing and implement successfully in your school
  • Explore activities from the scheme to develop teachers’ computing subject knowledge, including practical hands-on and unplugged activities

Attend this workshop and receive a free copy of Learn to Code Practice Book.

Workshop fee: £199 + VAT 

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places. 



10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am Introduction
  • Key aims of the primary curriculum for Computing
  • Developing subject knowledge in Computing
  • Exploring the resources in Switched on Computing and My Rising Stars
  • Steps to success - Embedding Switched on Computing in your school

11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Cracking the Code 1: Sample activities from Switched on Computing Years 1-3
  • Basic programming with programmable devices.  Unit 1.1 – ‘We are treasure hunters’
  • Simple algorithms in Scratch Jr - Unit 2.1 - ‘We are astronauts’
  • Computational thinking in Unit 3.2 – ‘We are bug fixers’

12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Cracking the Code 2: Sample activities from Switched on Computing Years 4-6
  • Unplugged and ready to go: Explore practical, ‘unplugged’ activities to support computer science linked to the Key Stage Switched on Computing units
  • An overview of Unit 5.2 – ‘We are cryptographers’ and Unit 6.2 – ‘We are computational thinkers’

2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Are your pupils digitally literate?
  • Consider how Switched on Computing can assist pupils in becoming digitally literate with a focus on Unit 2.4 ‘We are researchers’ and Unit 4.5 ‘We are co-authors’

3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends
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