Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in Computing CO700

Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.


Summary

As educators, we should aim to provide every young person with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in a digital world. 

On this course, you will examine the common barriers faced by students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom, and how to address these barriers. 

You will explore a number of general approaches and specific computing activities that will help to include and engage learners. 

Who is it for?

This course will support teachers who want to create a more inclusive computing classroom for all of their students. The course is suitable for both primary and secondary teachers delivering computing. 

What topics are covered?

You'll cover the following topics: 

  • common barriers faced by students with SEND in computing lessons
  • strategies to support students overcome barriers
  • explore both general and specific computing activities that will help to include and engage learners

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. You can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. This course is not facilitated. You can learn independently or with colleagues to directly address your individual needs.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Reflect on the common barriers faced by learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom
  • Develop a toolkit of general teaching approaches to make lessons more inclusive for learners with SEND
  • Identify ways to adapt and improve teaching materials to make them more accessible
  • Develop effective approaches to teach programming to learners with SEND
  • Identify accessible programming environments and physical computing devices that can be used to make lessons more inclusive for learners with SEND
  • Model best practice by creating an inclusive computing lesson plan and materials

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