|I work part time for Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service as a Computing Inspector/Advisor. I am more than happy to work within Hampshire or outside. You can find a list of Hampshire charges here.
Here are some of the things schools commonly ask help with: designing a curriculum that suits them, training staff in all aspects of computing, modelling programming lessons, working with support staff on how to support computing without increasing pupils helplessness, helping schools design and think through the implications of major upgrades to their networks. I am happy to consider any request related to computing or school technology.
Primary Computing Support Groups 2016-17
These meetings will include practical demonstrations and updates on the curriculum, and will cover:· Computing Science
Digital Literacy (OLD ICT)
Managing Computing in a Primary School Setting
Introduction to the Computing Curriculum
Unpick the new computing curriculum in KS1 and KS2.
Understand how to integrate computational thinking into the curriculum.
Understand what the new terminology means through activities you can use in school.
Understand statutory requirements.
Know what makes an excellent computing lesson.
Examine assessment methods.
Take part in a programming master class with sections suitable for KS1 and KS2.
Learn which aspects can be taught in an un-plugged fashion.
Leave with many school ready planning modules ready to use.
Teaching Primary Programming in KS2
(The course that goes with the book)
This is a new course for all KS2 teachers of any ability, from beginner to advanced. We will think through and create a variety of fun, exciting projects in three block based programming languages from the Scratch family: Scratch, Tickle & Crumble.
Unpick the thinking involved with teaching programming
Learn how to develop resilience in debugging (finding and fixing errors)
Discover how to get the balance between instruction and exploration
Lose your fear of teaching programming
Understand statutory requirements
Develop projects that can extend into home learning
Discover new ways to assess programming projects during the lesson
Take back great lesson ideas which are ready to use in your class and school
Help to build students maths abilities without them realising it.
Creativity and computing on the iPad
Discover a range of fantastic apps that can be used across the curriculum
Explore teaching and learning methods when using tablets
Know which strands of the computing curriculum can be met using the iPad
Find out the best ways to manage apps and iPads in a primary school
Leave armed with lots of good ideas to take straight back into class
Recognise the limitations of the iPad within the new computing curriculum
Learn how to identify opportunities for iPad use across the curriculum
Combining Computing and Design and Technology, Plan, Model and Program
Discover why computing and DT are natural partners in the new National Curriculum
Explore how Lego Wedo can be used to design, plan and create models before programming
Investigate the Crumble control board and how it can be used to support a wide range of existing DT projects such as a torch, moving car model and fair ground ride
Take back great ideas and planning that can easily be adapted for your school
All equipment will be provided
Great for exploring what equipment is available before making purchasing decisions
Discuss issues involving management of resources