Category: Professional Learning

CRIS MONEY WEBIANR 26 MAY

26 May, 16:00 – 17:00, CRIS webinar – Mind Your Money

In the UK in 2018:
• Almost 190,000 case of identity fraud were recorded.
• Nearly 30,000 victims of fraud were under the age of 30.
• Over 80% of identity frauds were committed online.
• There was a 26% increase in fraud victims who were aged under 21.

Money Matters

BEFORE YOU ATTEND

It might be useful to review the information on these pages before attending:

ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION UHI

Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies at UHI

The Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies is aimed at secondary teachers in Scotland who want to gain the university credits required to register to teach Computing Studies as a second subject.

This course provides the knowledge and skills to teach Computing Studies at all curricular levels. Working, learning and collaborating with a group of fellow teaching professionals provides a great opportunity to share experience and develop an ongoing support network. You will be mentored by current computer studies teachers. Although the focus of the course will be on computing skills, you will be encouraged to explore teaching methodologies and to develop and share learning activities, resources and ideas to put these into practice.

 

Special features

  • The course is delivered online so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Online discussion boards allow interaction with fellow students, tutors and peer-review submitted work
  • Induction and tutorials are facilitated through webinars and other online software
  • Course materials and assignments are designed to allow you to develop a range of teaching materials and objects that can be shared with fellow students and used in the classroom
  • You will be part of an ongoing peer group of students that support each other and keep learning materials current to allow school pupils the most up-to-date experience and information in Computing Studies

 

Find out more and sign up here

SHARE YOUR STORY

Have you studied at UHI? Share your CS experience with our community and inspire someone!

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ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION UHI
Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies at UHI

The Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies is aimed at secondary teachers in Scotland who want to gain the university credits required to register to teach Computing Studies as a second subject. This course provides the knowledge and skills to teach Computing Studies at all curricular levels. Working, learning… Read more

COMPUTING STUDIES CLPL UHI
CLPL – Computing Studies for Teachers at UHI

This CPD Award Computing Studies for Teachers course is designed to help qualified primary and secondary school teachers develop the general knowledge and skills required to deliver the computing curriculum up to SCQF Level 3.   Set up as a part-time, rolling programme with one module being offered each semester,… Read more

CYBER SECURITY CLPL UHI
CLPL – Introduction to Cyber Security at UHI

This module is aimed at qualified primary and secondary teachers who wish to develop the knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills related to teaching basic cyber security, and are configuring an environment suitable for cyber security education. The module will help develop an understanding of cyber security and cyber resilience, as… Read more

TEACHERS’ REFLECTIONS ON ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN COMPUTING

Jonathan Henderson, Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, @MrHenderson321 Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School, Falkirk, @MissHedgesVPS We are delighted to be part of the first cohort of a new program of CLPL aimed at up-levelling primary teachers’ skills in delivering the Technologies curriculum. This online program leverages some of the University of… Read more

COMPUTING STUDIES CLPL UHI

CLPL – Computing Studies for Teachers at UHI

This CPD Award Computing Studies for Teachers course is designed to help qualified primary and secondary school teachers develop the general knowledge and skills required to deliver the computing curriculum up to SCQF Level 3.
 

Set up as a part-time, rolling programme with one module being offered each semester, you will complete both of the following modules in year one:

Database & Computer Systems

This module will cover the basics of computer systems and how the various hardware and software elements interact. Subjects covered include data representation and number systems, computer structure and the environmental impact of such

Coding and Web Technologies

This module will develop knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills related to modern Web Design and Software Development. Students will also learn best-practice techniques to build Websites and Web Apps using HTML and CSS in combination with a programming language to build and test software.

Although the focus of the course will be on developing skills, knowledge and understanding to teach general computing skills, you will be encouraged to explore teaching methodologies, develop and share learning activities and resources, and develop ideas on how to put these into practice.

Special features

  • The course is delivered online, so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Online discussion boards allow interaction with fellow students, tutors and peer-review submitted work
  • Induction and tutorials are facilitated through webinars and other online software
  • Course materials and assignments are designed to allow you to develop a range of teaching materials and objects that can be shared with fellow students and used in the classroom
  • You will be part of an ongoing peer group of students that support each other and keep learning materials current, to allow school pupils the most up-to-date experience and information in Computing Studies

Find out more and sign up here

SHARE YOUR STORY

Have you studied at UHI? Share your CS experience with our community and inspire someone!

MORE FROM UHI

ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION UHI
Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies at UHI

The Additional Teaching Qualification (ATQ) in Computing Studies is aimed at secondary teachers in Scotland who want to gain the university credits required to register to teach Computing Studies as a second subject. This course provides the knowledge and skills to teach Computing Studies at all curricular levels. Working, learning… Read more

COMPUTING STUDIES CLPL UHI
CLPL – Computing Studies for Teachers at UHI

This CPD Award Computing Studies for Teachers course is designed to help qualified primary and secondary school teachers develop the general knowledge and skills required to deliver the computing curriculum up to SCQF Level 3.   Set up as a part-time, rolling programme with one module being offered each semester,… Read more

CYBER SECURITY CLPL UHI
CLPL – Introduction to Cyber Security at UHI

This module is aimed at qualified primary and secondary teachers who wish to develop the knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills related to teaching basic cyber security, and are configuring an environment suitable for cyber security education. The module will help develop an understanding of cyber security and cyber resilience, as… Read more

TEACHERS’ REFLECTIONS ON ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN COMPUTING

Jonathan Henderson, Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, @MrHenderson321 Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School, Falkirk, @MissHedgesVPS We are delighted to be part of the first cohort of a new program of CLPL aimed at up-levelling primary teachers’ skills in delivering the Technologies curriculum. This online program leverages some of the University of… Read more

Coding Success

Coding Success programme launched

Coding Success is a new programme designed to excite 8 –
14 year olds about STEM, providing teachers with engaging
curriculum linked lesson plans and free LEGO® Education
SPIKE™ Prime kits for your classroom.
Fully funded by BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal
Air Force, Coding Success offers 600 non-selective state
schools the opportunity to take part – fuelling the passion of
young people and encouraging the next generation of
scientists, engineers and technicians.
The programme is linked to the national curricula in England,
Wales and Scotland, delivering the requirements that all
children can program. Developed in partnership with The
Smallpeice Trust and Raising Robots, Coding Success brings
together teacher training with LEGO® Education to inspire
the next generation around STEM.

Key benefits

• Attend CPD sessions with qualified teachers who are LEGO® Education Academy
Certified Trainers
• Receive two LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime kits for your school to keep
• Six lessons’ worth of coding activities, with videos, resources and more
• Fully funded by BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force
• Learn new coding languages in the classroom
• Optional extension activities with Python to further challenge your students

Apply now

With 300 primary and 300 secondary school places available, places will be allocated on a first
come first served basis against criteria to help ensure a good regional spread and encourage
participation from a wide range of students. Participating schools will need to attend online
training, deliver six lessons to 60 students and complete programme evaluations.
Applications open on Monday 26th April and will close on Friday 28th May 2021.

Please visit www.codingsuccess.co.uk for further information.

COMPUTING SCIENCE GENDER BALANCE LESSON PLANS

Computing Science Gender Balance Lesson Plans

Research tells us that more boys achieve computing qualifications than girls. There can be many reasons for this and in order to help you mitigate some of these gender imbalances we have curated this folder of lesson plans and resources to support them. They have been curated to help you ensure your Computing Science lessons are as accessible and engaging to learners regardless of their gender.

Find out more abour Improving Gender Balance support here.

TEACHERS’ REFLECTIONS ON ADDITIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN COMPUTING

Jonathan Henderson, Lasswade Primary School, Midlothian, @MrHenderson321
Emma Hedges, Victoria Primary School, Falkirk, @MissHedgesVPS

We are delighted to be part of the first cohort of a new program of CLPL aimed at up-levelling primary teachers’ skills in delivering the Technologies curriculum. This online program leverages some of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)’s existing courses for cross-qualifying existing secondary teachers into Computer Science but provides primary teachers with the expertise necessary to deliver the computing curriculum up to SCQF Level 3. This course has been designed and supported by the British Computer Society, Microsoft, Education Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Currently, we are in Week 4 of the first 12 week module on Databases and Computer Systems, with a second module planned to start in September which will focus on Coding and Web Technologies. So far we have learned about Software, Hardware, Numbering Systems and Logic Gates, and we will soon be moving onto learning about databases and SQL. The work for each week is split up into sections which has contributed to making the course manageable to fit in around a full time teaching job. Each week has involved gaining new knowledge via videos and Sways. There have also been interactive elements such as mini quizzes and using what we have learned to complete tasks such as calculations involving binary numbers. There has been a feeling of satisfaction when we have been able to use our new found knowledge, or from learning from our mistakes, to complete these tasks.

We have also been given the opportunity to complete an additional entry-level Cisco course about Linux which many participants have signed up to complete.

So far, it has been fascinating to go further into subjects which are beyond the normal scope of the primary curriculum and refresh and update our understanding of computing. Through being provided with this opportunity we are once again in the role of the learner. This has been an interesting experience and has made us consider the different ways in which we can share what we are learning to the wide range of needs of our learners, as well as with our colleagues.

We are also enjoying the opportunity to network with colleagues from across Scotland as well as across primary and secondary education. It has been interesting to learn about the different backgrounds of our colleagues who are also enrolled on the course and to be able to interact with them online either on the UHI learning space or on Twitter. With the submission date of our first assessment approaching, we’re very much focussed on doing our best in order to get the most out of the course both for ourselves and for our pupils.

Find out more about the qualification here

IMPROVING GENDER BALANCE AND EQUALITIES IN COMPUTING SCIENCE

Computing Science (CS) is a creative, enjoyable and exciting part of our curriculum. All learners can enjoy the challenge of solving problems with coding, developing their understanding of how systems work or discovering how the world uses the vast amounts of data we now generate digitally. That’s why we have compiled these resources to help you ensure every child can engage with CS.

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