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MGL Manchester Annual School Computing Conference
Fri 10 March 2017, 09:30 – 15:30 GMT
Venue: Village De Vere Hotel Ashton, Pamir Drive, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0LY
Date: Friday March 10th 2017
Book your place now for MGL's annual schools' technology event, showcasing the latest thinking in the teaching and learning of computing skills at all levels. This FREE day of training gives you the opportunity to access CPD and curriculum ideas using the latest technology accessible by all the schools.
A full agenda will be circulated nearer to the date of the event, with topics to be covered including:
- Creating electronic products through Arduino open-source programming: Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that is accessible for beginners through to advanced users. MGL’s Teaching Team use Arduinos in our partner schools as a great stimulus to STEM learning, and as a platform for creating wearable technology. This introduction to Arduino will explore some of the possible uses of this inexpensive and powerful learning device.
- BBC Microbit Learning: 70 times smaller and 20 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used by schools in the 1980’s, MGL is using the Microbit from Key Stage 1 upwards. The workshop will explore some of the potential uses of Microbit in writing code and sharing creations in your school.
- Applied Coding and Robotics: Looking at the best products recently launched, this fun session will give you an opportunity to play with some fantastic robotic equipment developed for schools.
- Apps for Education: Our Teaching Team will give you an overview of some of the best apps for school use including some of the old favourites, through to the latest apps available for Android and iPad use.
- Safeguarding and Assessing ICT Skills: The safe use of the Internet is essential to school life, while many schools are still looking for a simple tool to track pupils’ progress in computing skills. This session will update delegates on the latest guidance on school requirements for safe Internet use, while presenting MGL’s Teacher and Pupil Computing Assessment Toolkit.
Places are limited so to book your place(s) please call our Manchester office on 0161 436 2244 or email email@example.com to register a place. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.