- develop teachers confidence in delivery of basic computer programming,
- demonstrate how National Curriculum PoS in Computing can be met using Scratch (free software),
- demonstrate progression in programming skills,
- provide step by step instructions (resources) to support teacher subject knowledge,
Strategic Lead School: Heap Bridge Village Primary School
Course Facilitators: Marcus Cockcroft / Dannielle Hornsby
Many teachers still report a lack of confidence in the teaching of programming skills across Key Stage 2. This full day course starts with a basic introduction to the basic principles of the Scratch programming language and progresses throughout the day to more demanding concepts. Teachers are supported throughout the day with well-structured resources which are available to take away at the end of the course.
Scratch is a free visual programming language developed by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)and is used by students, scholars, teachers and parents to easily create animations, games, etc. It provides a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming.
KS2 teachers wanting to develop confidence in the use of Scratch (also suitable for complete beginners)
£75 per delegate (up to 20 people)
The course will likely be based on the use of Scratch 1.6 (to minimise need for internet).
Scratch 2.0 is web based but includes some additional features to version 1.6.