Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

Primary Computing

All our courses are being run remotely this term, bursaries are available to state-funded schools to participate in courses during the day.  The course fee is £35 but bursaries are available at £220 per day (1 bursary per school in a given academic year).  Each course is made up of live facilitator-led sessions and gap tasks.

Spring Term Courses

Course Start Date Booking Link
Introduction to Primary Computing 28th January 2-3pm Link
Primary Programming & Algorithms 26th January 9:15-10:45am Link
Teaching & Leading KS1 Module 1 2nd March 1-2:30pm Link
Teaching & Leading KS1 Module 2 9th February 12-1pm Link

Introduction to Primary Computing

An excellent course for primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This course covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using
Scratch.

Sessions all 2-3pm    Thursday 28th January, Thursday 4th February, Thursday 11th February, Thursday 25th February

Primary Programming & Algorithms

In this course you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You’ll help them develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions through simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer.

All sessions start at 9:15am     Tuesday 26th January, Monday 1st February, Monday 8th February

Teaching & leading Key Stage 1 Modules

These consecutive units of CPD aim to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the Key Stage 1 computing curriculum.

Module 1
In this first module you will further your understanding of how computers work, their constituent parts and the instructions they follow. You will recognise the many types of computer system in the world around you, and
how to make purposeful and safe use of them.

All sessions 1-2pm    Tuesday 2nd March, Tuesday 9th March, Tuesday 16th March

Module 2
The second module of this course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum.

Sessions Tuesday 9th February, 12pm-1pm, Tuesday 23rd February 1-2pm