Computing CPD at STEM Learning

Planning and assessing an outstanding key stage 3 computing curriculum

Deliver a curriculum that engages students from primary transition onwards, focussing on planning, teaching and assessment.

Coding

The importance of coding for the future

The digital jobs market continues to develop at a rapid rate, with each year more skilled coders in demand.

VEX Clawbot

VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculum

Learn how to use VEX IQ in your STEM-related classes and receive your own free VEX IQ Super Kit.

Little Big Futures

Cisco Little Big Futures

Explore the Internet of Things and introduce students to upcoming technologies that will soon be part of everyday life.

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Secondary and A level computing resources

Deepen your understanding and knowledge across the computing curriculum with our range of quality-assured resources.

Barefoot computing

The Barefoot Computing project is helping teachers to teach the computer science elements of the new primary computing curriculum.

Secondary Computing

Welcome to resources, professional development, news and opinions specially selected for computing teachers. Join in the discussion with our community group.

Featured Resources

Compose Tune

Sonic Pi is a programming environment that lets you create music and other sounds with code while learning programming concepts at the same time, is included with Raspbian (the Raspberry Pi OS), but it is also available as a free download for MacOS, Windows, and Linux:This activity, part of a group of Sonic Pi...
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Network topologies - unplugged activity

A short unplugged activity. This uses string and various other props to enable students to simulate the various network topologies required for GCSE Computing. The activities lead naturally into discussions around protocols, data collisions and reliability. A large open area may be required depending on the size and...
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The Peruvian Coin Flip - Cryptographic Protocols

This activity shows how to accomplish a simple, but nevertheless seemingly impossible task -making a fair random choice by flipping a coin, between two people who don’t necessarily trust each other, and are connected only by a telephone. The resource begins with a detailed explanation of the activity and suggestions...
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Secondary and A level computing resources

Deepen your understanding and knowledge across the computing curriculum with our range of quality-assured resources.

 

Space

Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.

CPD

Key stage 3 computing for non-specialistsCY253

Suitable for teachers with little or no experience of teaching computing, this CPD will help you develop a solid base of subject knowledge and raise your confidence. It will Introduce the principles of 'computational thinking' using 'unplugged' teaching and learning strategies. You will develop a better understanding...

New to teaching A-level computer scienceCY202

The step-up to A-level Computer Science is significant – for students and teachers alike. This course is aimed at teachers new or relatively new to teaching A-level Computer Science. It will improve subject knowledge; provide experience in practical and investigative activities including a range of programming...

Python camp for secondary computing to GCSE levelCY212

Python is the most popular text based programming language used in secondary schools, and is accepted by all exam boards for assessed tasks. This intensive camp will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to teach Python. Experienced teachers will help you tackle GCSE programming tasks, enabling you to...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.

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