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From 28/Jun/2019 to 04/Oct/2019
Times: Vary
Venue: Various
Price: From free to cost involved
Details:

What is available?

The NCCE are providing a number of CPD opportunities for teachers who already teach Computer Science or are interested in moving into Computer Science. Some courses come with bursaries to help support you and the school in order to complete the courses. All courses are run by Sunderland University in the region and are either free or have a low cost associated with them.

Please note: All of the courses (excluding the CS Accelerator Programme) are free to the first teacher from each school in Northumberland and Middlesbrough and is £35 per day to all other teachers. The CS accelerator Programme is free to any teacher who does not have a Computer Science related qualification higher than Level 5. If uncertain please contact us, details are below.

All courses can lead to an NCCE Certificate in Teaching Primary Computer Science or Secondary Computer Science. 

KS4

GCSE Accelerator programme:

This programme is free to any teacher who does not have a Computer Science related qualification higher than Level 5. It comes with a generous bursary providing a mix of face to face and online CPD. You are able to customise the course through selection of different topics to suit your needs. The aim of the course is to upskill teachers to become computer science teachers and to support teachers further with their teaching and subject knowledge. The bursary associated with this programme and is available upon the completion of 2 face to face courses and 2 online courses.

Face to face course options include:

  • CY200 Algorithms in GCSE computer science
  • CY201 Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science
  • CY202 Networks and cyber-security in GCSE computer science
  • CY203 Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science

There are plenty of dates available for the different courses, more details can be found on the individual courses at https://teachcomputing.org/courses.

Go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses to book your place and for venue information

 

GCSE Computer Science - developing outstanding teaching:

This course helps teachers of GCSE to develop their classroom practice and deliver outstanding teaching of GCSE computer science
Current Dates: Sunderland 12 July—22 August 2019

KS4 computing for all: Aimed at providing a high quality computing education in KS4 for all students, not just GCSE Computer Science students. This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts

Dates: Current there are no local dates listed but keep checking back, new dates are added regularly and there dates at other venues

Go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses to book your place and for venue information

 

KS3

Creative Computing for KS3:

A course to provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a curriculum leading to increased engagement and student success

Current Dates:

Sunderland 4 July—18 July 2019

Sunderland 5 August—2 September 2019

Sunderland 2 September—30 September 2019

Go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses to book your place and for venue information

 

KS2

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing:

Designed  to broaden your understanding of computer systems, networks and the internet to teach key stage 2 computing. It aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy and strengthen knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies. It will demystify computers, develop understanding of data fundamentals such as binary and help you learn how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Current course dates and locations

  • Ashington25 September—4 October 2019
  • Sunderland1 July—8 July 2019
  • Sunderland2 September—16 September 2019
  • Cullercoats11 September—25 September 2019
  • Cullercoats9 October—23 October 2019

 

Programming and Algorithms:

This course lets you discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking including unplugged.

Fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. It is aimed at helping you develop children’s knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs and allows you to explore a range of approaches.

Current course dates and locations

  • Cullercoats1 October—1 October 2019
  • Ashington24 October—24 October 2019

Go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses to book your place and for venue information

 

KS1

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing:

The courses develops your confidence to teach the whole key stage 1 computing curriculum successfully

Two-day professional development gives you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum. It will develop knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety and provide engaging ways to use computers and software effectively as well as support other areas of curriculum learning

Current course dates and locations

  • Sunderland2 September—16 September 2019
  • Cullercoats10 September—24 September 2019
  • Cullercoats8 October—22 October 2019

Go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses to book your place and for venue information

 

Find out more

More detail on the courses can be found at https://teachcomputing.org/courses.

To access the courses you will need to create an account with NCCE at https://teachcomputing.org/

Alternatively you can contact:

marty.edwards@learnitcomputeit.com for more information on Secondary courses

sarah.zaman@computingatschool.org.uk for more information on Primary courses

Website: https://teachcomputing.org/courses
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