Teaching computing - invitation only NE704 / A18


Please note, this is an invitation only course for Bay Education Trust CPD

This free online course aims to help teachers in primary and secondary schools, especially those who previously taught other subjects including ICT.

Designed with Master Teachers from Computing at School it combines subject knowledge and pedagogy to help you teach great computing lessons.

Over six weeks, you’ll develop the skills you need for success in computing, with advice about planning, teaching and learning, assessment and policy. The courses touches on teaching younger learners as well as those with SEND. It includes digital literacy and online identity, as well as safeguarding issues. You'll learn about beginning the teaching of programming, and find out about the wider support network from Computing at School.

Throughout, you will have the chance to work with other teachers and experts in a flexible, self-paced learning environment.
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By the end of the course you will:

  • Become confident and knowledgeable to successfully teach the new computing curriculum
  • Plan lessons to achieve identified learning objectives.
  • Develop computational thinking skills among your students
  • Lead the subject within your school, or help guide its direction positively.
  • Find out about where to get extra help and resources


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

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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