Category: Computational Thinking

25 August 16:00, This is micro:bit – *New 3 part course for 2022*

This course is for primary & secondary educators and aims to support the roll out of 39,000 micro:bits across primary and secondary schools.

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button.

Join Micro:bit Educational Foundation in this 3 part course.

25th August, 4 – 5pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

1st September, 4 – 5pm Workshop 2 – Discovering micro:bit Classroom

15th September, 4-5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our curriculum.

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07 September 16:00, This is Primary Computing Science – *New* 4 part course

Education Scotland in partnership with BCS, will deliver this new 4 part course to develop the pedagogy of computing science in primary.

Workshop 1 – 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 and how to embed it across the curriculum.

Workshop 2 & 3-  Code along using Scratch. Take your computing science knowledge to the next level with these 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.

Workshop 4- 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.

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