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Teaching computer science in schools - SOLD OUT

Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)

Teaching computer science in schools - SOLD OUT

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Guardian Teacher network member rate (£25+VAT) Ended £30.00 £2.45
Delegate rate (£30+VAT) Ended £36.00 £2.81

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How to teach computer science in schools - rising to the digital challenge

The headlines read ‘schools to be given freedom to run cutting-edge computer classes under plans for open source curriculum’ but how will this work for your school in practice? 

Gove has said the ICT curriculum is not ‘fit for purpose’ and that to restore the UK’s reputation as a global leader in the field of computing science schools must fully embrace the computing curriculum without waiting to be informed by curriculum changes. 

This seminar designed for ICT leads, heads of department and teachers with a special interest will enhance your knowledge of teaching computer science and coding with both strategic and practical sessions, plus a sharing of expertise and views.

Programme highlights: 

  • An update on the DfE and Vital consultation on the 'ICT' curriculum and Vital's work to support computer science in schools - Dr Peter Twining, director of Vital & senior lecturer, Open University
  • Agile pedagogy -  Miles Berry, subject leader for ICT Education, University of Roehampton and chair of Naace
  • Engaging your computing community - Alan O'Donohoe, principal teacher of ICT, Our Lady's High School, Preston
  • What is it like to be a professional developer? - Q&A with a Guardian software developer 
  • Review online computer science/coding resources facilitated by the Education Centre team 
  • The role of the teacher - facilitating expert advice - Genevieve Smith-Nunes, computing teacher, Dorothy Stringer school and Peter Kemp, MIS development manager and computing teacher, Christ the King Sixth Form College

Special offer: included in the delegate price is access to three of Vital's subject portals, directing you to the best web resources for your classroom.  For more information click here.

Supported by Google's Digital Literacy campaign

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Please note that we are unable to accept offline payments, except for group bookings of more than eight delegates where a booking fee applies. A non-refundable booking fee of £25 per booking (not per delegate) will be payable for offline bookings. Invoices must be paid within 14 days of issue or by 7 days from the date of the seminar, if payment is not received booked places will be released.

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When & Where

Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (BST)


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