Category: CLPL

24 May, 16:00 – 17:00, Get into Code with iPad – Webinar Series

When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has all the resources to help you bring code into your classroom.

Get Into Code with iPad

Aim

  • To explore Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad to start teaching code in your classroom in a fun and accessible way. 

Audience 

  • All Primary sector educators who are curious about coding

Requirements 

  • An iPad with the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app and the Everyone Can Code Puzzles Teacher Guide installed is desirable, but not essential

Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Download Swift Playgrounds for iPad

 

Everyone Can Code
Everyone Can Code – Teacher Guide

Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 1

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about things that use code 

• identify every day objects that use code

• try out coding with Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way 

Workshop 1
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Get into Code with iPad – Workshop 2

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• build on their knowledge of code from workshop 1

• identify coding concepts through games

• continue to explore coding using Swift Playgrounds 

• discover ways to incorporate code into the classroom in a fun and accessible way

Get into Code with iPad - Workshop 2
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Get into Code with iPad – App Design

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

• think about solving a problem in their community and design an app

• explore ideas and get started guided by the design process

• collaboratively brainstorm, plan and prototype an app using Keynote

• create a presentation to pitch their ideas as part of a showcase 

• discover ways to incorporate the customisable resources into the classroom in a fun and accessible way using the Apple Everyone Can Code resources

Get into Code with iPad - App Design
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20 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions. Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at early level.

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety.

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion based meet up session, exploring and sharing how ELC practitioners are introducing Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety at early level. This sessions aims is to support you and to equip with the knowledge and confidence to embed cyber resilience and internet safety at early level through a practical play-based approach. This session will clarify what the experience and outcome means in the context of play and everyday conversations and what this might look like in your own settings. ​

​There will be opportunity to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This series of meet up sessions are designed around a flipped learning model. Prior to attending the meet up, you are invited to watch a video of a webinar recording (around 60 minutes in length). This will ensure you have more flexibility to become familiar with the meet up theme and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

The pre meet up session recording can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

More about the ELC practitioner meet up summer sessions:

Would you like to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in early level digital skills and digital literacy?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then our summer term ELC practitioner digital meet ups can help you.

The Digital Skills Team at Education Scotland are offering weekly meet up session to discuss various digital topics within the context of ELC.

Each week, a video in relating to the weekly topic will be released, so that you can familiarise yourself with the discussion topic content and information before attending the meet up session. The videos can also be accessed earlier, via the Eventbrite sign up form.

It is a good idea to watch prior the videos before joining the meet up to ensure you have had time to become familiar with the information and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

During the meet up, we will recap the key points from the video, have the opportunity to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss how learning can be taken forward in your own contexts.

The meet ups are for all practitioners working in the early learning and childcare sector in Scotland, based in an ELC setting, school, private/voluntary/independent settings and childminders.

The meet up sessions will be held in a Microsoft Teams meeting, via a join link that will be emailed to you once you have signed up through Eventbrite. You do not require a Glow log in to join.

Please click on the images below to access more information about all the other sessions in this series, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

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.

office 365 webinar 16 june

16 June 2021 16:00 – 17:00, Introduction to using Glow and Office 365

Introduction to using Glow and Office 365

This session aims to familiarise participants with Glow, its core features and how it can be used for professional collaboration, learning and teaching.

We will cover:

  • personalising your Glow Launchpad

  • using OneDrive to create and share with learners and colleagues

  • an overview of the 365 suite and its features

  • the additional features which are available via Glow

This session may be of particular interest to those practitioners who are new to Glow, returning to teaching or newly qualified practitioners preparing for 2021/22.

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. Some products may not be available in your Local Authority, please check in advance.

Upon booking your ticket a link will be issued to you for you to join the Digital Skills Microsoft Team Site within Glow where the training will take place, this can take 24hours to process.

Register here

18 May 4pm – 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/

Sign up here

06 May, 16.00– 17.00, Early Level Practitioner Computing Science Catch up

Thursday 6th May 2021

16.00 – 17.00

You will not require a Glow login to join this webinar

A follow-up discussion & sharing session focusing on:

Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science.

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion-based ‘computing science catch up’, discussing and sharing how we are introducing and developing computing science at early level. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

A meeting link will be emailed to you after registration.

You are welcome to join us even if you did not attend any of the previous webinars:

  • Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: an introduction.
  • Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: outdoors & unplugged.
  • Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: programmable devices & online resources.

The webinar recordings can be accessed via the videos in the Eventbrite sign up.

 

Pre catch up question submission Form.

Please use this Microsoft Form to submit any questions or discussion points you would like to add to the catch up session after attending the previous webinars or once you have watched webinar recordings.

21 April, 15:45 – 17:00, Micro:bit introductory sessions with YESC

The Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, such as this Micro:bit introductory workshop.

You can join sign up for this webinar at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146594280439

Ideally, attendees would have access to a microbit, USB connection cable and a battery pack.

20 April, 15:45 – 17:00, Micro:bit introductory sessions with YESC

The Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, such as this Micro:bit introductory workshop.

You can join sign up for this webinar at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146718730673

Ideally, attendees would have access to a microbit, USB connection cable and a battery pack.

14 April, 15:45 – 17:00, Micro:bit introductory sessions with YESC

The Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, such as this Micro:bit introductory workshop.

You can join sign up for this webinar at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146581851263

Ideally, attendees would have access to a microbit, USB connection cable and a battery pack.

10 June, 15:45 – 17:00, Scratch Programming with Barefoot with YESC

The Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, such as this Scratch Programming workshop with Barefoot.

You can join this webinar on your computer or mobile app – Click here to join the meeting

 

For these Barefoot programming workshops teachers will need: