Assessing computational thinking in primary schools CN457 / F03

Start date
27 Sep 21
Duration
90 Minutes
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD
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Summary

Computational thinking lies at the heart of the national curriculum. It includes the key building blocks for success in computing such as using abstraction to simplify problems, or how to decompose problems into smaller chunks. As computational thinking skills develop children become more adept at applying logic, spotting patterns, planning algorithms and evaluating computer programs.
This CPD includes easily applied, practical approaches to assessing the development of computational thinking, helping you to gauge what is expected at learners as they progress through primary school. By supporting the development of key subject skills, you will equip children for the next stage of their education.

Who is it for?

Teachers and subject leaders of primary computing

What topics are covered?

This short CPD covers:

  • Models of computational thinking that apply to the primary classroom
  • Adapting lesson plans to develop computational thinking
  • Formative and summative assessment approaches
  • Progression models through KS1 and KS2

How will you learn?

A scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner, with a short pre-session task.

How long is this course?

90 minutes

Who is the course leader?

  • Diane Simpson

    I have been a teacher for 24 years working across the whole primary age range in a teaching capacity and as a member of SLT. I retired from my...

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • understand the term computational thinking
  • recognise what CT looks like in the classroom
  • identify progression in CT capability
  • apply reliable assessment methods in CT

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
1 of title only) Assessing computational thinking in primary schools27 September 202115:30-17:00Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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