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Sheffield Primary Computing Mini Conference

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We are celebrating the launch of the 2017 Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work with a mini computing conference, with practical workshops and an update on the importance of Digital Literacy for our young people, plus how we address this in Sheffield. Ideal for Computing Co-ordinators in Sheffield and also out of the city, but all teachers and TAs teaching computing in primary schools are welcome. This is a free event, but it is limited to two tickets per school.

We will also be merging the event with the Computing Co-ordinator's Network and Primary CAS Hub meeting for this term - you can sign up for the second part of the conference from 4pm to access this if you prefer not to attend the whole afternoon.

PROGRAM:

  • Welcome and introduction to the new 2017 Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work

  • Workshop #1

  • Workshop #2

  • Break for refreshments

  • Workshop #3

  • Sheffield’s Response to the Children’s Commissioner Report “Growing Up Digital” including Digital Literacy in the Computing Curriculum, and advice on implementing the Simple Internet in schools

  • Launch of the 2017 Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work

  • Computing Co-ordinators Update, questions and networking (optional) - 17.30-18.00

Workshops (sign up on arrival):

  • Teaching English through the Computing Curriculum - this will cover the opportunities for teaching English through Computing, with a practical activity to create a multimedia story using the iPad

  • Teaching Maths through the Computing Curriculum - this will cover the opportunities for teaching maths through Computing, with a practical activity using SketchUp to create 3D models

  • Unplugged Activities to Support Computational Thinking - including a number of activities away from the computer to teach basic computational skills such as algorithmic thinking and pattern recognition

  • How the Internet Works (and why that is important to know) - including ways of incorporating digital literacy and online safety in the computing curriculum, and how to enable our pupils to become more responsible and discerning users of online tools

  • Bringing Coding to Life with Physical Computing using CodeBug - hands on time with the CodeBug, an inexpensive piece of hardware that can be used to develop pupils' programming skills in interesting ways

For more information about the Sheffield Primary Computing Scheme of Work 2017, please go to http://sheffieldclc.net/about-the-sheffield-primary-computing-scheme-of-work/. We are currently offering a huge 50% off the price of the scheme for Sheffield schools, and 25% off for schools outside Sheffield (usual price £500).



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