Below is what I have sent on to my authority colleagues about the day… anyone else get any more out of it.
Being honest there was no new information yesterday if you have read through all the documents so far. Started with talk of what done so far and what seems like a lot of work for schools on assessment verification. In workshops got to discuss points with computing colleagues across Scotland – reassurance that we are all in the same boat but almost all have different approaches. Got limited time with David Bethune and Sarah Dodd from Design Team to ask a few questions – rest of questions went on post-it notes to be typed up later. Did get the feeling they got more info from us than we got from them. More documents N4/5/H end of Jan to keep fleshing out courses.
Afternoon was Educating Scotland (formerly LTS) – really just wanted to know what we wanted. We pushed issues on staffing, contact time, class sizes, theory materials, pratical material on range of software examples, up to date CPD…
Stuff from today on glow… https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk/establishments/nationalsite/SQA/Curriculum%20Area%20Events,%20December%202011/Lists/Pages/1%20Dec.aspx
There is a big push to get as many people as possible onto Compednet where many more materials are hoping to be shared. Also all Computing teachers are being asked to sign up for the Computing at School group to push our agenda as a larger group. Can join through the web site or through Compednet if you haven’t already.