Computing Conference for special schools CY701 / A17

Start date
18 May 18
1 Day
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


This conference is ideal for any teachers working in special schools who are looking at adapting the computing curriculum for their pupils in creative ways to support life skills, literacy and numeracy. It will also provide practical ideas for using physical computing devices to teach programming. Teachers working in mainstream primary settings with students with special needs will also find it of benefit.

We plan to offer workshops on:

  • supporting literacy and life skills through unplugged computational thinking activities
  • programming activities with physical computing devices such as Raspberry Pi and Crumbles
  • using iPad apps to engage and include students in computing,
  • online safety and digital literacy
  • assessment

We also hope to publish the results of a survey and research into Computing for SEND pupils in England at the conference.


You will be able to:

  • gain experience in how computing can support literacy and other subjects
  • develop strategies for teaching computational thinking
  • understand the range of physical computing devices for use with SEND learners
  • develop knowledge of the key online safety and digital literacy messages in computing
  • understand how to assess computing with pupils working below national curriculum levels


Computing Conference for special schools18 May 2018 09:30-16:00


State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£80.00 +VATStandard bursary available£100.00Bursary typeENTHUSE Bursary
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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£80.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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