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Three inclusive activities for primary schools inspired by EU Code Week
Three inclusive activities for primary schools inspired by EU Code Week
Computational thinking in early years: the Danish way
Computational thinking in early years: the Danish way
Scaling up Padlet in schools: a great way to support learning with limited digital access
Scaling up Padlet in schools: a great way to support learning with limited digital access
Padlets are a simple online noticeboard for displaying information, whether text, images,  video or audio. Schools and teachers have found them to be a very effective way of sharing information...
Five questions European teachers are asking about blended learning
Five questions European teachers are asking about blended learning
How will countries across Europe continue to make best use of blended learning in their classrooms? That’s the question addressed by Co-Learn, our latest Erasmus+ project looking at blended learning...
CAS Inspire showcase highlights: learning around blended delivery
CAS Inspire showcase highlights: learning around blended delivery
Missed our CAS Inspire showcase this week? Catch up with our roundup of the event. #CASInspire, from Computing at School (CAS), is an ongoing programme of support consisting of live...
Connected learning: creative curriculum catchup, digital strategy and extraordinary learning in your school
Connected learning: creative curriculum catchup, digital strategy and extraordinary learning in your school
The new academic year has begun! Many aspects of school have returned to pre-Covid norms, whether that’s an end to bubbles or the restoring of the whole-school assembly, but there...
End of term roundup: media literacy, online safety and Bett awards
End of term roundup: media literacy, online safety and Bett awards
In last week’s blog post we mentioned some bigger picture considerations and context as schools plan for the next academic year, and we’ll revisit some of these themes in the...
Strategic planning for autumn 2021 and beyond
Strategic planning for autumn 2021 and beyond
Photo by Rick J. Brown on Unsplash Strategic planning while simultaneously fire fighting is not the easiest of scenarios but it’s one that our schools are getting very familiar with,...
Engaging girls in computer science – the why, what and how
Engaging girls in computer science – the why, what and how
Three years ago CLC’s Rowan Roberts wrote a widely read blog post exploring the reasons why fewer girls than ever were taking the new computer science GCSE. In this follow-up...

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Upcoming CPD

Maths and digital technology forum for primary teachers
Maths and digital technology forum for primary teachers

The maths forum provides an opportunity for maths subject leaders to share their expertise and investigate new opportunities for digital technologies to support maths teaching and learning in class and online at home. The forum combines discussion with colleagues about school-wide progress in mathematics, with hands-on activities led by a CLC teacher, demonstrating how technology can be used to support maths. Activities will include programming in Scratch 3, which offers a practical way to illustrate and explore key mathematical concepts such as shape, space, position and direction.

03/11/21,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Subject leaders, Teachers...
Using technology to enhance assessment and feedback in primary schools
Using technology to enhance assessment and feedback in primary schools

Discover how digital technology can change the way we assess pupils’ work. We will demonstrate how teachers can use technology to monitor, evidence and respond to pupils’ progress in school and learning online remotely, and how pupils can use technology to present and reflect on their learning. We will outline a range of approaches to help assess and evidence learning across the curriculum.

16/11/21,
09:30
- 11:30
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.

The Garden Museum
21/02/22,
-
KS1

The CLC is once again partnering with the Garden Museum to offer a partnership project for KS1 pupils (primarily suited to Yr2). Located next to Lambeth Palace on the bank of the Thames, the museum has an inspiring collection that provides the ideal stimulus for young learners to explore the world around them.

Pupils will use technology alongside the museum’s collection to explore the wonderful world of seeds.

  • How are they planted?
  • How do they spread?
  • What is inside them?

 The Garden Museum has a large collection of seeds and tools that pupils will engage with.

These half-day sessions will take place at the Garden Museum.

There is a limited number of dates available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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