Aim: To support teachers with the development of Computational thinking and coding in their schools. This event is intended for teachers of Computer Science and/or ICT or teachers in any school with a responsibility to develop this aspect of digital competency. Other interested individuals are very welcome to attend and are likely to find it beneficial.
What to expect: Following a brief introduction, in our Resource Roundup, you'll have an opportunity to discover great resources and strategies first-hand from the teachers actually using them. Then you'll take part in a highly engaging (and entertaining), live hands-on Computing lesson that is intended to support your own professional development as well as that of your colleagues. Expect plenty of practical ideas, helpful suggestions and transferable strategies you can be using with your students the very next day.
13:00 Resource Roundup: "Bring & Brag"
You are encouraged to bring something along with you to brag about it to other teachers e.g. a book, a gadget, or other teaching or learning resource you have discovered, or bring some student work you've been marking or working on that you're happy to show to others. It could also be something you’ve been doing with Crumble, micro:bits or Edison robots, if you have them.
Please understand - it doesn't need to be anything particularly outstanding, amazing or super-special, in fact - something you might already have with you could work really well, for example, a piece of student work that you're unhappy with would be ideal.
13:30 A live lesson: Take part in an engaging, 'hands-on' Computing lesson
A role-play situation. Participants act as students while our host acts as your teacher, with occasional experiments in humour by our host.
Experience strategies as a student that you might feel encouraged to use to support your own students
16:00 Close: Time to bid farewell
Shortly after this event, we are also hosting an #exabits: Family Hack Jam event, [details here].
Please note the address of the venue: Nantlle Conference Hall, Normal Site, University of Bangor. LL57 2HQ Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/6NL2RuoVEy92
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Can't attend, won't attend: Don't be disappointed if you can't make this event - you could host something very similar in your school without requiring too much fuss or organisation. To discover how exa.foundation can support improvement in your school visit: http://exa.foundation/training