Programming in Primary School (Part 1)

Overview:

This course anticipates the forthcoming curriculum changes in Wales, which are likely to introduce Coding and Programming into the new Programmes of Study.

Course Outline:

-Introduction to Programming and why it will form part of the new PoS.
-What will the new PoS look like?
-A look at the new EAS Skills Ladder
-A programming Journey? How it looks from FP to KS2
-Fun and exciting activities to introduce programming concepts, without computers
-Demystify scary vocabulary and look at key concepts
-Demonstration of range of iPad apps which support programming concepts
-Impact of Programming, on learners

Suitable for: 

  • Foundation Phase Teachers
  • Key Stage 2 Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • ICT Coordinators / 21st Century Learning Coordinators

Session Length:

Full Day 9:30am – 3:00pm

Lunch Provided:

Yes

Tutor(s): 

Luke Mansfield – Deputy Headteacher

Event Outcomes:

As a result of this programme, attendees/participants will:

– Gain a range of ideas for developing pupils’ programming skills
– Understand how to integrate ‘Programming’ into existing schemes of work.
– Gain a range of resources to support the teaching of programming skills
– Be confident in using a range of methods and apps to teach programming skills
– Understand key concepts and vocabulary associated with programming and gain ideas for teaching these to pupils in simple, fun and engaging ways.

As a result of this programme, learners in school will:

– Develop programming skills in line with the new curriculum proposals
– Improve problem solving, perseverance and resilience in an exciting and motivating learning environment

 

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