Learn more about how you can easily embed robotics learning into the classroom, without any prior teaching experience.


Dr John Woollard


16:00 - Webinar starts
Introduction: Bradley Gorrett, BCS Product Manager
Robotics made easy for teachers to teach and students to learn: Dr John Woollard, teaching fellow, University of Southampton, founding member of Computing at School
16:55 - Close


The digital future of learners is in your hands.

Did you know that robotics and coding inspire learner creativity and logical thinking? These are critical skills as we head into an automated future, and you’ll need to prepare your learners to succeed.

Ofsted inspection reports have recognised schools that met one of their requirements to ‘actively prepare their students for the next phase of their lives in a modern digital world’ as outstanding schools.

In this dedicated online webinar, Dr John Woollard, teaching fellow at the University of Southampton, will boost teacher confidence, showcasing how easy it is to deliver robotics into the classroom, without any prior teaching experience, by using the right tools and resources NOW available to you.

John will focus on the areas of robotics drawing on the basics of programming and physical computing, to show how you can easily incorporate the BCS Level 1 Robotics Award for Key Stage 2 and 3 learners into your school’s programme of learning.

Plus, we’ll introduce a brand-new Level 2 Thinking as a Coder Award for Key Stage 3 learners and briefly talk about how this qualification will support students’ further education and entry into the key industry roles set to boom.

It’s so important that schools play a role by introducing robotics and coding to their learners at an earlier stage of their education, to give them the necessary skills for the jobs they will occupy in the future.

About the speaker

John Woollard trained and taught primary before moving to Hampshire and supporting SEN pupils in 3 secondary schools. His first classroom computer arrived in 1978 and since then he has taught computing at all ages from infants to adults. He is a founding member of Computing At School.

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Webinar: Are your learners prepared for their automated future?
Date and time
Wednesday 30 March, 4:00pm - 4:55pm
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