Curriculum Training Opportunities

Our aim is to help you up-skill staff with essential curriculum knowledge, tips for teaching and learning and also to help Staff develop their own skills and understanding of software and hardware packages.

The new Computing Curriculum brings to the fore aspects of the old ICT Curriculum that, with the disapplication of the old ICT Curriculum, had been neglected in many schools as teachers felt less comfortable and confident with these aspects. 123ICT can support you with professional development opportunities tailored to your needs.

123ICT develops support tailored to your individual needs wherever help is needed to embed technology to help enhance teaching and learning. As a taste of what we can help with please take a look at the list below:

  • Computing – programming Scratch, Scratch Jnr app, Kodu, Flowol, Python,
  • Computing – using hardware such as Beebots, Roamer, LEGO Wedo and NXT/EV3
  • Online Safety – Staff Professional development – keep ALL staff updates on e-Safety matters, Governor awareness, pupil workshops, parental awareness sessions
  • Embedding cross-curricular use of software and web-based products such as Purple Mash
  • Embedding the creative use of iPads to enhance teaching and learning opportunities across the whole Primary Curriculum
  • Demystifying computer networks, search and evaluating online resources
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Green Screen and general video use
  • Developing Blogs and Vlogs to enhance language work and to raise standards
  • Getting to grips with data – spreadsheets and databases

and much more…

Training Courses

Full details of our training courses can be found HERE

In-School Training

Below is a list of our current in-school training opportunities which can be tailored to your needs. Reference is made to how the training relates to the Primary Computing Curriculum:

 

Online Safety (e-Safety)

 

Training Opportunity
National Curriculum for Primary Computing

E-Safety/Online Safety Training for School Staff – Staff Meeting (1.5+ hours)

An introduction to Online or E-Safety.  This brief course will outline the risks associated with the use of the internet.  It will offer access to resources to help teachers prepare pupils to face these risks as well as places to go to for more help as a professional.  Ofsted expects ALL staff to receive regular E-Safety training.

Coverage:

  • use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • keep personal information private
  • know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


Half-day CEOP approved training for Staff

This training goes above and beyond the basic staff training and results in staff receiving a CEOP certificate for their training.

Coverage:

  • use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • keep personal information private
  • know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


Online Safety Pupil Workshops – (from 40 minutes per group/class usually sold has whole or half days)

Tailored Online Safety (e-Safety) for KS1 or KS2 pupils.  This session outlines the risks of online life and also introduces basic rules to keep young people safe online.

Coverage:

  • use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • keep personal information private
  • know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


Online Safety Parental Awareness Sessions (1 hour)

An awareness session for parents/carers that outlines the risks of online life and also introduces basic rules to keep young people safe online.

Coverage:

  • use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • keep personal information private
  • know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


Online Safety Governor Awareness Sessions (1.5 hours)

An awareness session for governors that outlines the risks of online life and explains the role and responsibilities of the school and shows some of the resources schools can use to educate their children.

Coverage:

  • use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • keep personal information private
  • know where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour


 

Key Stage One Computing

 

Training Opportunity
National Curriculum for Primary Computing

Using Bee-bots in the infant classroom

Introduces Bee-bots and is packed with ideas for how to address the new Computing Curriculum in fun and imaginative ways using Bee-bots.  This training also includes looking at pupils’ next steps onto software and/or apps.

Coverage:

  • understand what algorithms are
  • understand how algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices
  • understand that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Using Roamer in the infant classroom

Introduces the Roamer (original OR New depending on which one you have) and is packed with ideas for how to address the new Computing Curriculum in fun and imaginative ways using the Roamer.  This training also includes looking at pupils’ next steps using Roamer into KS2 and also in moving from the physical Roamer onto software and/or apps.

Coverage:

  • understand what algorithms are
  • understand how algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices
  • understand that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs


Get to grips with your iPads

Using iPads for Teaching and Learning – This training introduces a range of iPad apps to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum.  It introduces collaborative apps and collaborative working for KS1 and/or KS2 using the iPad as well as tools that the teacher might want to use in their classroom.

Coverage:

  • create digital content
  • organise digital content
  • store digital content
  • manipulate digital content
  • retrieve digital content


Introduction to Scratch (recommended for KS2)

Introduces the FREE program, Scratch.  Starting from basics teaching staff will learn how to use the program.  They will also be introduced to a raft of resources to support teaching and learning with Scratch in the classroom.  The training includes tips on progression with Scratch across KS2 as well as imaginative ideas to use with your pupils.

Coverage:

  • understand what algorithms are
  • understand how algorithms are implemented as programs on digital devices
  • understand that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs

 

Key Stage Two Computing

 

Training Opportunity
National Curriculum for Primary Computing

Advanced Scratch

This training introduces some of the things you can add on to Scratch to help sense and control the environment.  It uses Pico Boards and LEGO WEDO with Scratch and allows hands-on time to learn how to use the devices as well as ideas for using them in the primary classroom.  The course will also allow for some comparison with other widely available software programming packages too.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Introduction to Flowol

This training introduces Flowol.  We will look at how to use Flowol and learn how to use the interface and mimics.  The training will also include ideas of how to use Flowol in the classroom and how to build in some progression using Flowol.  We will also compare Flowol with some other programming packages available too.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Teaching with your LEGO WEDO

This training introduces teachers to the LEGO WEDO software and hardware.  Staff will learn to use the package and program LEGO WEDO models.  The course will also address how you can plan a LEGO WEDO progression.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Teaching with your LEGO NXT/EV3

This training introduces the basics of how to use the LEGO NXT (or EV3).  Staff will learn how to program the basic NXT or EV3 interface to control a simple robot to complete pre-set tasks.   Teachers will also be introduced to ideas to use in the classroom to embed NXT/EV3 use into the Computing Curriculum as part of a carefully developed Computing progression.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Introduction to Kodo

This training introduces Microsoft’s FREE programming software, Kodu. Staff will learn to program Kodu to create immersive game.  We will also share ideas of what a progression with Kodu might look like as well as comparing Kodu to other programming languages.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


Using iPad apps to teach programming

Teachers will be introduced to using iPad apps to teach programming.  We will look at a range of apps which require differing levels of teacher input and discuss how these can be used to create a progressive and engaging Computing Curriculum.

Coverage:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • work with variables
  • use various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work
  • detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs


What is the difference between the internet and the world wide web anyway?

This training will demystify the specifics and share resources to help you teach these confusing concepts.  We will look at the history of the internet and consider all of the different services currently available via the internet.  We will look at how the internet works, the routes your information and data takes around the world from your keyboard to Google and back to your screen!

Coverage:

  • understand how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web
  • understand the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration


Smart searching and evaluating your search results

Pupils need to be selective with their web searches.  This training will help teachers learn exactly how search engines work.  We will cover search techniques and safe searching.  We will also consider intellectual property rights and creative commons licences.

Coverage:

  • use search technologies effectively
  • appreciate how results are selected and ranked
  • be discerning in evaluating digital content


SMART Software Training for Teachers

Learn to make the most of your SMART board by getting to grips with SMART software.  Teachers will learn how to make interactive resources and how to use some of the less obvious features of their whiteboards.

Technology Enhanced Learning:

  • the use of software and hardware embedded across the curriculum but not specifically to meet the new Computing Curriculum


Stop-motion Animation Training for Teachers

Stop-motion animations can make a lovely way to round off a project.  Pupils can create simple 2D or 3D stop-motion animations to explain any concepts or ideas using iPads or computers.  This training aims to get all of your staff making fun and engaging films.

Technology Enhanced Learning:

  • the use of software and hardware embedded across the curriculum but not specifically to meet the new Computing Curriculum


Creative Video Making Training for Teachers

This course introduces creative techniques to create effective videos in the classroom.  It introduces technologies such as Green Screening which lets you film pupils against a green background which can then be superimposed over a static background image or film clip.  You can make videos of your pupils reporting from deep in the jungle, from within the Pharaoh’s tomb or from outer space!  Packed with ideas and opportunities to play!

Technology Enhanced Learning:

  • the use of software and hardware embedded across the curriculum but not specifically to meet the new Computing Curriculum


Using iPads to create!

Get hands-on with a host of creative iPad apps for use across the curriculum.  Staff will try a range of iPad apps for creating music, videos, animations, presentations and far more.  All of these will be linked to ideas to use in the classroom at any age!

Coverage:

  • select /use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals.


Getting to grips with Spreadsheets

Yes, they are still there in the new curriculum.  Many people feel uncomfortable with Spreadsheets still.  This training will help de-mystify Excel and is packed with ideas for how to teach spreadsheets and spreadsheet modelling (linked across the curriculum) in KS2 classrooms.

Coverage:

  • collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information


Getting to grips with Databases

Learn to interrogate databases with a range of pre-prepared data files and resources.  You will learn to search, soft and order database files to quickly access information.  You will also learn how to create brand new cross-curricular databases in your classroom too.

Coverage:

  • collect, analyse, evaluate and present data and information

 

Computing Subject Coordinator’s 1:1 Time

 

Training Opportunity
National Curriculum for Primary Computing

Computing Coordinators

Are you an inexperienced Computing Coordinator?

Are you struggling to plan for the new Computing Curriculum?

This 1:1 support allows you the time to plan and develop your ideas. It can be tailored to your needs but is typically a half day or full day session.

Session Objectives:

Preparing for the National Curriculum for Primary Computing:

  • Planning
  • Assessing
  • Record keeping
  • Action plan
  • Naace ICT Mark

 

For more details and to make a booking, please email training@123ICT.co.uk.

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