Help for Nervous Primary Teachers: The National Curriculum in England: Computing Programmes of Study is coming!

A workshop for Primary Teachers to integrate programming into secondary curriculum

Date:
Tuesday 8 July 2014

Time:
Refreshments from 5.30pm, Talk from 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
University of Wolverhampton, MC Building, Room MI034, City Campus, Wulfrana Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members

Speaker:

Peter Wilson

Event details:

The new 'National Curriculum in England: Computing Programmes of Study' puts a great emphasis on pupils gaining an understanding of algorithms and computer programming including:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions (KS1)
  • create and debug simple programs (KS1)
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts (KS2)
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs (KS2)

In this session we will look at some of the resources available to teachers and also help you to develop a simple program using the 'Scratch' programming language.

The session will be very practical, with plenty of support to help you to understand the basic concepts.

About the speaker:

Peter is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Wolverhampton, and active in the teaching of young people essential skills for programmers.

How to find us:

If you need instructions or other information regarding the University of Wolverhampton, please follow this link to get maps and directions:

http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=6856

The MC Building can be found on the South Campus map: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/pdf/maps/uow_city_campus_south.pdf.

If the Wulfruna Street Entrance is closed, please continue round the corner to the MD Entrance and the Security staff will be able to let you in.