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Secondary: Computing Conference 2018

Inspiring and engaging digital makers

Outline

Our secondary computing conference is back, and we are delighted to offer this year’s conference in partnership with the Exa.Foundation which is our local not- for-profit initiative designed to directly support schools in teaching pupils about technology. Joining us on the day will be award winning former teacher and computing master teacher Alan O’Donohoe, who is also specialist leader in Education at Exa.Foundation. His keynote address will enthuse and motivate and will explore strategies that will ensure that all learners and staff achieve success within the computing. You cannot afford to miss out on this opportunity!

Description

The keynote speaker Alan has more than twenty years of experience in teaching with technology, ICT and Computing. In the last few years he has led a nationwide programme of engaging events for schools, teachers and families covering a range of topics - from the educational potential of the Raspberry Pi computer to teaching text-based programming with Python. His sessions consistently receive outstanding feedback and are regularly oversubscribed, so we’re really excited to have him on board to inspire, support, and promote the teaching of technology and e-safety practice within schools.

Workshops will include:

1. Programming, algorithms and computational thinking: the best way to teach it for KS3 and GCSE CS.
2. Teaching responsively: reduce your workload by making the students work harder, enabling you to teach more smartly so that you only teach what you need, when you need, to the students who need it most.
3. Teach Computing through the medium of Minecraft: discover how you might teach the Computing curriculum using Minecraft Pi.


‘THE EXA.FOUNDATION EXISTS TO INSPIRE & ENGAGE THE DIGITAL MAKERS OF TOMORROW, SUPPORT OUTSTANDING COMPUTING IN SCHOOLS AND PROMOTE SAFE, SECURE AND APPROPRIATE USE OF TECHNOLOGY’

Outcomes

Attending the conference will support subject leaders and teachers to:

  • share and build on effective local practice;
  • focus on raising standards for all students and closing the achievement gap; and
  • respond to the implications of key local and national developments through workshops chosen to match individual school’s priorities.

Booking Information

To book a place please register and book online at www.leedsforlearning.co.uk and search for the course code.

Further queries please contact kim.chesworth@leeds.gov.uk

Audience

Secondary computing subject leaders, SLEs

05 Mar 2018 08:45 - 15:30

Closing date: 04/03/2018
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11-19 Learning Improvement
Contact Provider

Date and Time

05 Mar 2018 08:45 - 15:30

Venue

Exa Networks Limited 100 Bolton Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD1 4DE

Trainer

Nikie Arthurs Rob Wilks