Explore machine learning including the ethics, benefits, and how you can use machine learning algorithms to solve a real world problems.
Apps for Good is a small independent charity giving young people the skills they need to thrive. For 10 years they’ve worked with teachers to unlock the potential of over 200,000 students around the UK and beyond. Their programmes support young people with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and empower them to be the purposeful innovators of the future.
Education Scotland have partnered with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to deliver this 3 part certified course to develop your knowledge of teaching computing science across the primary curriculum using Barefoot resources. This course is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing science and will help fill potential gaps in knowledge.
15/09/21/ 4pm Computational Thinking – Critical thinking and problem solving across the curriculum
Computational Thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving top the World Economic list of skills that employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. This first session will explore why it’s important for your students to learn computing science and you’ll learn about key computational thinking skills as you give some of Barefoot’s “unplugged” activities a try – proving you don’t need expensive kit to teach computing. You’ll take away a range of lesson ideas you can try immediately with your learners.
3/11/21 4pm Code along with Scratch
Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with this interactive code along session. Get to grips with Scratch programming and the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of Scratch programming challenges. This workshop will build on the previous session as we explore how computational thinking skills are applied when programming.
1/12/21 4pm Pedagogy and Computing Science
Learn more about key pedagogical approaches to programming, including PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify and Make), Use-Modify-Create, Semantic Waves and Parson’s Problems. We’ll explore each approach through hands-on activities and examples, illustrating how these research-backed teaching and learning methods can be applied in your curriculum.
In the run up to COP26, Code Club is supporting young learners to code the change they want to see in the world around them. In this session, Code Club will share the
* Environment project collection, full of ideas for great environment related projects to share with learners of all levels
* Protect Our Planet learning pathway of 6 projects for more confident coders
* live codealong events running during COP26 that learners can take part in
* and answer any questions you have
A Glow account is required to join this webinar
It’s essential for young people to develop their computing knowledge and skills so that they can understand and participate in our increasingly digital world – being creators rather than solely consumers. This webinar will introduce you to why it’s important for your students to learn computing and how to plan for and teach computing science effectively. This webinar will focus on the experiences and outcomes for programming and coding, introducing attendees to engaging, accessible resources. A practitioner from the Scottish computing science leadership group will exemplify how they have embedded programming and coding across the primary curriculum.
A Glow login is required to join this webinar.
It’s essential for young people to develop their computing knowledge and skills so that they can understand and participate in our increasingly digital world – being creators rather than solely consumers. This webinar will introduce you to why it’s important for your students to learn computing and how to plan for and teach computing science effectively. This webinar will focus on the experiences and outcomes for computational thinking, introducing attendees to engaging, accessible resources. A practitioner from the Scottish computing science leadership group will exemplify how they have embedded computational thinking across the primary curriculum.
You will require a glow login for this webinar.
This is a collaborative event to share practice and discuss strategies following on from the webinar – Computing Science Tackling Unconscious Bias and Gender Stereotypes. If you have not attended the webinar you can still take part and join in with this collaborative event.
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SSERC and Education Scotland have teamed up to bring you the CRIS mentor programme. It is designed to build confidence and to develop understanding of a number of issues related to cyber resilience and internet safety in the teacher community across Scotland. The knowledge and experience gained by delegates through the programme can then be used, along with the provided resources, to mentor other staff and pupils within their school communities.
The programme focusses on 4 key areas of CRIS:
- Digital Footprint
- Passwords and Encryption
- Dealing with Online Issues
- Securing your devices
The Digilearn team will be available for drop-in workshops, where you can ask questions, discuss ideas and share resources. These sessions will be:
- 04 May, 1600 – 1700
- 11 May, 1600 – 1700
- 18 May, 1600 – 1700
- 25 May, 1600 – 1700
Join the meetings here
Further info and sign up details are available here