Category: Upcoming Webinar

11 November 4-5pm Climate Action and Wellbeing course – Apps for Good

Join Apps for Good as they introduce their new Climate Action & Wellbeing Course. They’ll give an overview of the course and encourage teachers to register an interest in piloting the materials to their students in January 2022. The new course will be suitable for S1 upward.

In the 12-session course designed for curriculum or extra-curricular delivery, students work as a team to create a technology product that addresses a climate issue impacting their local community. Students not only learn about climate science, but also about systems thinking and how climate change connects to issues of fairness, equity and justice – and they are supported to use this learning when developing their own products.

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09 November 1100 – 1200, Confident Coders: Save the Oceans

Join DigiLearnScot & Code Club for this massive Scotland wide ‘Code-Along’ session.

Plastic pollution in the ocean is having a significant impact on the natural ocean habit.  To support young learners to share the impact of plastic pollution, we will create a game to save the shark.

To join, learners will need a laptop or computer with access to Scratch online.  The session will be based on the Save the Shark project and is suitable for P4 upwards.  Join us for the live coding session on Tuesday 9th November, 11-11:45/12:00   Sign up here – Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil

04 November 1100 – 1200, Beginners Coding Project: Save the Bees and Butterflies

Join DigiLearnScot & Code Club for this massive Scotland wide ‘Code-Along’ session.

1/3 of the food people eat depends on pollinators such as bees and butterflies. To celebrate the impact they make on the environment and the world we live in, we will create our own landscape filled with pollinators.  Not only will this help us think about their impact on our world but it is also very mindful to sit and watch them at work too.

To join, learners will need a laptop or computer with access to Scratch online.  The session will be based on the Butterfly Garden project and is suitable for P4 upwards. Join us for the live coding session, 4th November, 11 – 11:45/12:00 Sign up here – Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil

12 October 1545 – 1715, Barefoot Programming Workshop – Introduction to Scratch

An interactive workshop introducing you to the Scratch programming environment and taking you through the concepts of sequence, repetition and selection through a series of camel related challenges.

Register here

 

You will need to:

be registered with Barefoot and logged into https://www.barefootcomputing.org/

have access to scratch on their device https://scratch.mit.edu/

have access to watch videos on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/

03 November , 16:00 – 17:00 THIS IS PRIMARY COMPUTING SCIENCE – 3 PART COURSE

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.

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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.

08 JULY, 16:30 – 17:15, DIGITAL SKILLS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK – NCCE WEBINAR

No one knows what the future of work will be, but it’s going to involve a lot of interaction with a data-rich, massively-connected digital world.   How should education evolve?  And, how can employers creatively engage with education?

– Prof Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Chair of the NCCE 

  

The National Centre for Computing Education would like to invite you to join their exciting online event, exploring the Digital Skills and the Future of Work. 

4.30pm – 5.15pm Thursday 8th July 2021 

 

Speakers: 

  • Abigail Gilbert, Principal Researcher at the Institute for the Future of Work 
  • Chris Hillidge, Director of STEM, The Challenge Academy Trust 
  • Mavis Machirori, Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute 

register here

If you have any access requirements please email: compatsch@bcs.uk