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#166 – The power of cognitive diversity
#166 - The power of cognitive diversity

In this week’s Connected Learning Centre newsletter, try a free cybersecurity tool designed for schools, Facebook under fire over Instagram’s impact on teen mental health, programme a Pi message for the International Space Station, the power of cognitive diversity, give the Online Together project a try and much more...

#165 – Diverse scientist resources
#165 - Diverse scientist resources

In this week’s Connected Learning Centre newsletter, extremism in schools, diverse scientist resources, discover Learning Bridges, is China right to limit gaming for under-18s, Earth Cubs, and more...

#164 – Welcome back!
#164 - Welcome back!

In this week’s Connected Learning Centre newsletter, new children’s internet code prompts Big Tech to make changes, remote education requirement reissued, great Raspberry Pi Guide to making the computing curriculum culturally relevant, join us at a free CAS event, 41 questions you should be asking the tech you use, and much more...

Welcome back! We hope you all had a very relaxing summer break. Why not spend a few minutes browsing our new brochure and plan some rewarding fun for the year to come? It’s packed full of exciting computing curriculum and technology-based workshops for primary children and CPD for teachers.

#163 – Schools out for summer
#163 - Schools out for summer

In this week’s post, to catch up or not catch up, lockdown learning parent survey results, risky digital design, digital parenting week resources, I Am a Festival, thumbs up for emojis, being an older teacher, and a fun prime numbers game.

This is our last newsletter until 2 September and we wish you all a very relaxing summer break. Why not spend a few minutes of it browsing our new brochure and plan some rewarding fun for next term? It’s packed full of exciting computing curriculum and technology-based workshops for primary children and CPD for teachers.

#162 – Strategic planning for autumn 2021
#162 - Strategic planning for autumn 2021

In this week’s Editorial#162, strategic planning for autumn 2021, the government’s new Online media literacy strategy, free NT project for primaries, what parents think about phone bans, Mozilla Explains, age verification, Seeing Music, and more...

#161 – Girls in computing
#161 - Girls in computing

In this week’s Editorial#161, girls in computing - revisited, data protection in schools, research on extending the school day plus importance of play, digital skills for future jobs and the latest Google updates. Plus, would you teach from a treehouse to get better wifi?

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New to subject leadership in primary school computing session 1, 2 and 3
New to subject leadership in primary school computing session 1, 2 and 3

This programme is designed for primary teachers who have recently taken on responsibilities and leadership for technology and computing. It will cover curriculum planning, tools and resources, methods for supporting colleagues and progression and assessment. Colleagues will be expected to attend all three sessions. The third session will be held in a school and will include classroom visits.

Further details for sessions 2 and 3 to follow:

Session 2: 9.30-11.30am Thursday 27 January (virtual)

Session 3: TBC (in person)

12/10/21,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Headteachers...
Everyone can Code with Swift Playgrounds – a blended approach
Everyone can Code with Swift Playgrounds - a blended approach

Get hands-on with the Swift playgrounds app for iPadOS and resources from Learn to Code and Everyone can Code.

14/10/21,
16:00
- 17:00
KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Headteachers...

Upcoming Special projects

The News Project
25/11/21,
09:30
- 14:25
KS2

Special project in collaboration with First News Education

For a third year, building on two successful previous projects, we are once again partnering with the children’s newspaper First News, fellow member of the national Making Sense of Media and News Literacy networks. This special project with a literacy, PSHE and citizenship, as well as computing focus, highlights our specialist interest in this important aspect of digital and critical literacy.

The News Project will enable participating classes from year 5 to immerse themselves in news and current affairs using First News and the Bett award-winning First News iHUB, which will be provided free of charge during the school-based part of the project over a six week period. Under the guidance of their teacher, pupils will be supported in their development as a community of fully informed news readers. Classes will test their new critical skills and knowledge in the culminating virtual celebration event which will include a news competition and team-based critical literacy and editorial activities. After the event, schools will be able to use the resources from the day in their school.

The project will launch with an introductory CPD session for teachers to set the context, demonstrate resources and to plan for the school-based activities. 

Initial CPD session - Thursday 21st October 4pm-5.00pm. 

Project work undertaken in school - October and November.

Special event - Thursday 25th November 9.30am-2.45pm.

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