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uhi cyber course reflections

TEACHER’S REFLECTIONS ON CLPL – UHI INTRO TO CYBER SECURITY ONLINE COURSE FOR TEACHERS

“Courses like this are vital to give teachers the skills and confidence to deliver Cyber Security to their pupils.”

by Darren Brown, Computing Science Teacher from Inverness High School in Highland (@invernesshigh), Northern Alliance

I’ve been keen for a few years to bring in more Cyber Security into my school but admittedly I was a little put off due to my lack of knowledge and having no idea how to even start to approach the practical work.

The Intro to Cyber Security course from UHI was exactly what I needed. It did require a few hours a week of work but I progressed through all the basics of Cyber Security building my knowledge. Having done online courses before I was used to working independently but on this course although I could work when suited it me we also had a specific recorded lecture a week to watch and tutorial session where all the students could tune in, ask questions and share ideas. There was also a discussion board for interaction and posting ideas, issues or questions anyone had. There were various extra resources, links, videos and websites available to go into more detail if I wanted to and all related to the latest real world scenarios. There were plenty of practical tasks on various online systems to do hands-on work to build on the theory as well as setup of virtual machines to do proper Ethical Hacking.

At all times what was studied was brought back to thinking about how you could introduce and bring concepts to life in your own classroom. Even the assessments are tailored to creating materials and ideas for classes.

The course had a mix of primary, Computing and other subject secondary teachers so was very accessible for all introducing the key building blocks of Cyber Security but allowing those who wished to do hands on Ethical Hacking to upskill to think about delivering the SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Cyber Security.

Everyone is very busy but this is a CPD course that will directly help your teaching on the ground of Cyber Security. The lecturers were very approachable, gave any help required, answered questions as well as being flexible to teacher’s busy weekly schedules with deadlines. Like general Computing Science it is very clear we need to bring more Cyber Security into all schools at all levels.

“Courses like this are vital to give teachers the skills and confidence to deliver Cyber Security to their pupils.”

SQA ACADEMY – CLPL IN HTML/CSS/JA & SQL

This is a self paced course aimed at develop teacher skills and understanding to support delivery of Computing Science National Qualifications.There are a range of interactive learning resources developed by subject specialists to support teachers delivering Computing Science at National 5 and Higher. They are topic-based and cover a range of programming areas – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL.

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There are also a number of videos within the courses that illustrate how these technologies are used in industry that you may find useful to show learners. For example, how SkyScanner use SQL

To access the learning materials, you must create an account with SQA Academy.

Note: You will need to allow pop ups for SQA Academy to access the courses

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18 May, 16:00 – 17:00, Micro:bit classroom: remote and in-class teaching – Delivered by the Micro:Bit Education Foundation

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place

Micro:bit Educational Foundation will help you discover the free micro:bit classroom tool – a user-friendly online lesson platform that enables coding lessons in person and remotely, with no registration or installation required. Set up lessons on MakeCode and Python in seconds, save student progress & save time.

https://classroom.microbit.org/

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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

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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

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 well as the relationship between these two areas of security.

Special features

  • The course is delivered online so you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments
  • Online discussion boards allow interaction with fellow students and tutors, as well as 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

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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

GENDER BALANCE IN COMPUTING

Teach Computing Research Programme – Gender Balance in Computing (GBIC)

The Gender Balance in Computing (GBIC) research programme is an amazing opportunity to find out what works to encourage girls to develop an interest during their primary and secondary school years, and increase the number of young women who choose to study Computer Science at GCSE and A level.

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING – DATA SCIENCE MASTERS LEVEL MODULES AT GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have announced a short course opportunity that will be funded by the Scottish Funding Council. The course has been designed,by GCU and will start in May 2021. Participation is entirely without charge for candidates who succeed in their application. 

GCU are particularly keen to support upskilling, curriculum future proofing in schools, career transition, career mobilisation, those at risk of unemployment.

Candidates have the opportunity to study two Masters level modules:

  • Software Development in Data Science – Starts 10 May 2021 (20 Credits at SCQF 11 )
  • Big Data Landscapes – Starts 20 September 2021 (20 Credits at SCQF 11)

 

These SFC-funded scholarships are designed to introduce learners to object-oriented programming, the programming language Python and its use for data programming and analytics.

Learners will build depth of knowledge in software programming skills and the management of data throughout its life cycle.

 

Modules are accredited and subject to assessment. Successful completion of each module will earn the learner portable academic credit. Portable academic credit may be used at a later stage towards a structured award at masters level, for example, GCU’s MSc Big Data Technologies. 

These short courses require no prerequisite knowledge; a basic understanding of matrix algebra and statistics would be advantageous. No prior experience of programming is required but learners should expect a swift learning pace. Learners without programming experience should expect to invest more time in study.

 

Find out more here:

https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/datasciencescholarship/

 

For further information, contact Fiona.StewartKnight@gcu.ac.uk