PBM Announce A New Course: Practical And Inspiring Computing In The Primary Curriculum

We are delighted to announce a new course: Practical And Inspiring Computing In The Primary Curriculum. The course is designed to help participants to gain a practical understanding of the computing curriculum and to demystify the requirements. It provides participants with practical and inspiring ideas for teaching the computing curriculum and explores how it can be used to promote engagement and inspire pupils across the curriculum.
The course is packed with practical ideas that you can use and adapt immediately. It enables delegates to maximise the effective use of free/ low cost online and off line resources and looks at ways in which participants can get best value and greatest educational leverage using their own technology resources.
The course focuses on the areas within computer science that are currently causing concern for those teaching it:

  • The three strands of the Computing Curriculum
  • Programming/coding
  • Scary vocabulary! E.g. Algorithms, Logic, Abstraction
  • How does computing fit the wider curriculum?

It examines innovative projects that are happening in schools currently that can be copied or adapted for use back at the delegates own schools.
Course Objectives:

  • What are the requirements of the computing curriculum?
  • What is computer science and how do you teach it in the primary classroom?
  • Explore the three strands of the computing curriculum: Computer science, digital literacy and information technology mainly focusing on computer science.
  • What is meant by programming, abstraction, logic, and algorithms and other scary vocabulary and how you teach these.
  • Using computer science to promote engagement across the curriculum.
  • Gain practical ideas and activities that can be used immediately in the classroom. Including practical green screening (it has now come of age!) and Augmented Reality
  • Maximise the impact and effectiveness of free/low cost online and off line resources in your classroom.
  • Examine and review at least four current innovative educational projects as case studies.
  • Action planning – Have a solution to the creation of an effective scheme of work.
  • In short: -Participants will gain an understanding of the new computing curriculum.

For more information including dates, venues and course costs, please go to Practical And Inspiring Computing In The Primary Curriculum