Developing Outstanding Computing at KS1 and KS2

  • Developing Outstanding Computing at KS1 and KS2

About Suffolk Education Consultants:

Suffolk Education Consultants was established in late 2004 by three former members of Suffolk County Council’s Advisory Service and has gone from strength to strength over the succeeding years. The initial focus was on working with schools in East Anglia but their reputation quickly spread and work has taken them across the United Kingdom and beyond.

All three original members had long and varied careers in the classroom after which they went on to successful periods of service working as school improvement advisors where they developed reputations which helped them to build a large and varied client base when they set up as independent consultants.

Past and current clients include many Schools and LAs including Suffolk, Norfolk, Peterborough, Luton, Bexley, Greenwich as well as MLA, NHS, Pearson Education, BECTA, Hertfordshire Museums, Dubai Women’s College, HBMeU, Honda Motor Company, South East Wales EAS, RM Results, UNESCO, RTA, Microsoft and Wize Learning, NCCE and 2Simple

About the Trainer

Brendan Routledge taught for 17 years in schools, holding a number of posts including Head of Year, Head of Mathematics, Head of ICT and member of SLT. In 1997 he was appointed to the post of Advisory Teacher and then Content Manager with Suffolk LA. He became manager of the LA’s curriculum website and helped schools to develop their own online learning resources. In December 2004 Brendan founded Suffolk Education Consultants and works with school and LAs across the country and abroad. Brendan has provided consultancy and training to E2BN and other RBCs. He has been involved in the development of many projects including Cookit, Discovery Box, the E2BN Gallery, the BETT Award nominated Myths & Legends and the recent silver award winning ‘Risks and Rewards’ project in conjunction with ING Bank.

He has taught degree courses in animation, web design and digital storytelling for Anglia Ruskin University. He is a tutor on the Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT programme, ranked as a top ten training provider in the UK, where his work was graded ‘outstanding’ in two successive Ofsted inspections. He has also been a tutor on the BCS ‘Digital Creator’ qualification, delivering training across the UK as well as in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Ireland and Dubai. Brendan also works as an instructional designer and has helped author training materials for the Honda Motor Company. Brendan is a tutor for the UK NCCE, is a STEM Associate Facilitator and an accredited trainer for Purple Mash, Smart, Espresso and Seesaw.

Programme Overview

 

Topic Using technology to engage, inspire and excite learners and to develop genuinely technology-enriched classrooms
Delivery Model A six-week programme, with a 60-minute live session each week, plus relevant follow up tasks and group research activities for active learning in participants’ own time will be set at the end of each session.
Cost AED 945 per delegate including VAT
Dates & Times *
Face to Face Online sessions 6 hours programme (plus professional research time)
  • Session 1: Tuesday 18th May at 4pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday 25th May at 4pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 1st June at 4pm
  • Session 4: Tuesday 8th June at 4pm
  • Session 5: Tuesday 15th June at 4pm
  • Session 6: Tuesday 22nd June at 4pm
  • Short pre-course survey (ahead of Session 1)
  • 6 hours online facilitation
  • Participant research time between course sessions including short gap tasks.
Times are UAE time and calls last 1 hour

Deadline booking date: Wednesday 28th April 2021

 

Programme Details:

A course focused on developing the use of Computing and digital technologies with learners at keys stages 1 and 2

Live Sessions using ZOOM

Session 1: What is Computing?

Understanding the aims of the Computing curriculum and acknowledging the importance of this subject for young people. Getting to grips with subject vocabulary. Understanding how computers work. Identifying relevant resources.

Session 2: Programming and Algorithmic Thinking

Understanding what computational thinking is and how it underpins programming and other aspects of computing. Identifying how computational thinking can be embedded across the curriculum.

Session 3: Understanding and Using Data

Understanding the importance of data in our world and equipping learners with the skills to find, collect, present and analyse data in different contexts. Become familiar with tools available to assist teachers to teach this aspect of the curriculum

Session 4: Digital Literacy

Understand and define digital literacy and consider how and where it should be taught. Is the Computing subject leader responsible for developing these skills or is a school-wide approach essential?

Session 5: Online Safety

Understand the critical place of online safety education and help young learners understand the challenges of operating in an online environment

Session 6: Presenting Information

Understand the skills pupils need to acquire so that they can present information, make simple modifications and evaluate digital content according to key criteria. Review tools available to help with this aspect of Computing and consider how technology can support and enhance the teaching of other subject areas.

 

Who Should Attend?

Teachers in key stages 1 and 2 who are interested in making greater use of technology.to increase engagement, develop creative approaches and foster a more independent atmosphere.

Intended Outcomes
  • Teachers will recognise the features of outstanding use of digital technologies
  • Teachers will be aware of the tools available to help them develop inclusive, engaging use of technology
  • Participants will have chance to consider their own practice in the light of the course
  • Attendees will understand the key considerations for their own setting when attempting to develop outstanding approaches

 

 

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Programme Overview

 

Topic Using technology to engage, inspire and excite learners and to develop genuinely technology-enriched classrooms
Delivery Model A six-week programme, with a 60-minute live session each week, plus relevant follow up tasks and group research activities for active learning in participants’ own time will be set at the end of each session.
Cost AED 945 per delegate including VAT
Dates & Times *
Face to Face Online sessions 6 hours programme (plus professional research time)
  • Session 1: Tuesday 18th May at 4pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday 25th May at 4pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 1st June at 4pm
  • Session 4: Tuesday 8th June at 4pm
  • Session 5: Tuesday 15th June at 4pm
  • Session 6: Tuesday 22nd June at 4pm
  • Short pre-course survey (ahead of Session 1)
  • 6 hours online facilitation
  • Participant research time between course sessions including short gap tasks.
Times are UAE time and calls last 1 hour

Deadline booking date: Wednesday 28th April 2021

 

Programme Details:

A course focused on developing the use of Computing and digital technologies with learners at keys stages 1 and 2

Live Sessions using ZOOM

Session 1: What is Computing?

Understanding the aims of the Computing curriculum and acknowledging the importance of this subject for young people. Getting to grips with subject vocabulary. Understanding how computers work. Identifying relevant resources.

Session 2: Programming and Algorithmic Thinking

Understanding what computational thinking is and how it underpins programming and other aspects of computing. Identifying how computational thinking can be embedded across the curriculum.

Session 3: Understanding and Using Data

Understanding the importance of data in our world and equipping learners with the skills to find, collect, present and analyse data in different contexts. Become familiar with tools available to assist teachers to teach this aspect of the curriculum

Session 4: Digital Literacy

Understand and define digital literacy and consider how and where it should be taught. Is the Computing subject leader responsible for developing these skills or is a school-wide approach essential?

Session 5: Online Safety

Understand the critical place of online safety education and help young learners understand the challenges of operating in an online environment

Session 6: Presenting Information

Understand the skills pupils need to acquire so that they can present information, make simple modifications and evaluate digital content according to key criteria. Review tools available to help with this aspect of Computing and consider how technology can support and enhance the teaching of other subject areas.

 

Who Should Attend?

Teachers in key stages 1 and 2 who are interested in making greater use of technology.to increase engagement, develop creative approaches and foster a more independent atmosphere.

Intended Outcomes
  • Teachers will recognise the features of outstanding use of digital technologies
  • Teachers will be aware of the tools available to help them develop inclusive, engaging use of technology
  • Participants will have chance to consider their own practice in the light of the course
  • Attendees will understand the key considerations for their own setting when attempting to develop outstanding approaches

 

 

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Testimonials

El Alsson, Giza, Cairo

“It was a very full programme, which allowed some practical use of the software. Brendan has a real passion for the work he does, his enthusiastic manner is infectious and makes you want to use many of the sites straight away on your return to school.”

 

Fair Field Junior School, Herts

“An excellent day with lots of time to practice the skills shown by the course leader”

 

Jebel Ali Primary School, Dubai

“There were no weaknesses of the programme, all was relevant and pace was suitable. The different websites that were displayed during the course can be easily utilised during lessons, far more easily than I had ever realised. Confidence to use them has grown!! Brendan was very easy to listen to with lots of experience and some lovely anecdotes to accompany his knowledge. He was extremely patient with some of the “less technically” minded teachers present i.e. me!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole 2 days.”

For more information please email us on info@infinitelearning.ae