PLAN C Lead Teacher Launch

10 years ago

The first event for PLAN C (Professional Learning And Networking in Computing) will be held in the Boyd Orr building at the University of Glasgow from 9am-5.30pm on Friday the 13th of September.

You can signup for this event at 
All launch events are free, and for the lead teacher event we’re also able to pay your school for the cost of covering your absence from the classroom as well as your travelling expenses.
I’ve included the details on eventbrite of the day below for your information
Kind Regards,
Kate, Peter and Quintin
National Project Officers PLAN C 

Who this event is for

Computing teachers who would like to become a lead teacher for their area and support their colleagues in the first national programme of professional learning specifically for Computing Science.

Involvement in PLAN C as a lead teacher will give:-

  • you and your school professional recognition for supporting colleagues in your local area.

  • you regular lead teacher hub sessions with the core team and other lead teachers to apply the latest pedagogical content knowledge for CS to the senior phase qualifications.

  • access to summaries of the latest CS education research in a format that makes it easy to apply to your own practice.

  • a flexible set of National 4 & 5 appropriate materials and activities in year one of PLAN C and then for Higher in year two.

  • closer links with universities and colleges in your local area.

 Aims for the launch day

  • Provide insight into the very latest research on how to teach novices programming more effectively and overcome common difficulties.

  • Allow you to directly experience and then explore a range of active learning techniques that can enhance your existing National 4 and 5 Computing Science courses.

  • Give you a range of materials that you can use with your Computing Science pupils to enhance their level of understanding in the software design and development unit.

  • Give you more information about being a lead teacher and the support you will receive.


This is a completely free day of professional learning directly related to National 4 and 5 Computing Science and because you are considering becoming a lead teacher we’re also able to pay for your cover and travel costs.

 Structure of the launch day






Act 1- Computer Science for all; what the research tells us




Act 2- Encouraging deeper understanding with peer instruction




Act 3- Scaffolding learning with more effective worked examples




Act 4- Bringing theory to life with kinaesthetic learning activities


The role of the lead teacher in PLAN C



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