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Glasgow PLAN C Launch Day for Teachers

Computing At School Scotland

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow PLAN C Launch Day for Teachers

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Teacher who'd like to see how the latest CS teaching techniques can be applied to National 4/5 level material for Computing Science.
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Who this event is for

All Computing teachers who would like to find out how to apply the latest CS teaching techniques to National 5 Computing Science topics.

Involvement in PLAN C after the launch event will eventually give you:-

  • regular teacher hub sessions with a lead teacher or teachers to support you to explore, discuss and then apply the latest pedagogical content knowledge for CS to the senior phase qualifications.

  • access to summaries of the latest CS education research in a format that makes it easy to apply to your own practice.

  • a flexible set of National 4 & 5 appropriate materials and activities in year one of PLAN C and then for Higher in year two.

  • closer links with universities and colleges in your local area.

Aims for the launch day

  • Provide insight into the very latest research on how to teach novices programming more effectively and overcome common difficulties.

  • Allow you to directly experience and then explore a range of active learning techniques that can enhance your existing National 4 and 5 Computing Science courses.

  • Give you a range of activities that you can use with your Computing Science pupils to enhance their level of understanding in the software design and development unit.

  • Share more information about the wider PLAN C programmes and get your feedback.



This is a completely free day of professional learning directly related to National 4 and 5 Computing Science and you will be able to claim back your travel costs to attend the event.

Structure of the launch day






Act 1- Computer Science for all; what the research tells us




Act 2- Encouraging deeper understanding with peer instruction




Act 3- Scaffolding learning with more effective worked examples




Act 4- Bringing theory to life with kinaesthetic learning activities



Do you have questions about Glasgow PLAN C Launch Day for Teachers? Contact Computing At School Scotland

When & Where

Senate room, Glasgow University
University Avenue
G12 Glasgow
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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