So many events coming up soon and we’re looking to get the word out to everyone who might want to participate. Not all Computing teachers are on CompEdNet and some of the events are also relevant to other subject teachers and to Primary teachers. We need YOUR help to get the word out – please forward this info on to other teachers in your school and your area, talk to colleagues and encourage them to get involved. If there’s a reason you’re not going to come along, tell us so we can get it right next time. We have a very short time to try and make a big difference – we need help to do this! Thanks so much!
One Day Digital: Teachers’ Edition
Digital Creativity CPD
Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, are running four CPD sessions on digital creativity so they can teach young people the digital skills they will need in the future. Teachers can learn website development, computer animation, character design, video editing, app development, visual programming and how to design and print 3d objects. Teachers will get support materials on the day so they can use the skills they have learned back in the classroom with their pupils.
Nesta are working with a range of partners including CoderDojo, Mozilla, RunRev and Maklab to make sure that teachers attending get a real feel for how these technologies work and get a chance to work hands-on with them over the day so they are able to pass that on to their pupils.
The CPD days are on Saturday 21st September (Dundee), Sunday 27th October (Glasgow), Saturday 2nd November (Aberdeen) and Saturday 23rd November (Edinburgh). For more information and to book go to onedaydigital.eventbrite.com
Plan C: Professional Learning and Networking for Computing
Launch events for Plan C (Professional Learning and Networking in Computing) have been planned to provide insight into the very latest research on how to teach programming more effectively and overcome common difficulties. Teachers will experience and then explore a range of active learning techniques that can enhance your existing National 4 and 5 Computing Science courses. Teachers will receive a range of materials to use with Computing Science pupils to enhance their level of understanding in the software design and development unit.
The launch events will be in Glasgow on Thursday 19th September (all day), in Aberdeen on Friday 20th September (all day) and in Edinburgh over two afternoons on Friday 27th September and Friday 4th October. This is a completely free day of professional learning directly related to National 4 and 5 Computing Science. To book go to casscotland.eventbrite.co.uk
Computing At School Scotland
Annual Conference 2013
- Looking for inspiration to develop deeper and more engaging learning in Computing Science that has wide appeal from Primary to Secondary level?
- Need creative ideas to develop your students’ computational thinking skills?
- Want an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for Computing with like-minded educators?
- Want hands on activities with new tools and technologies you might use with your pupils?
Then join us for a unique opportunity to hear from practising teachers and educators about new ideas to really bring Computing to life. This year’s Computing At School Scotland conference is taking place at Glasgow University on Saturday 26th October 2013. This hugely popular conference sold out in a few weeks last year so book your place now at casscot13.eventbrite.co.uk