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professional development: primary

Free training is accessible to teachers from any school.

  • Introduction to If Statements and Logical Conditions in Python
    Introduction to If Statements and Logical Conditions in Python
    Fri, 23 Feb
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    23 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    23 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    Teaching 'if' statements in programming is essential for building logical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. The concept introduces students to conditional logic, enabling them to make decisions in their code based on specific conditions. Led by Michael Jones.
  • Minetest: A Free Open-Source Minecraft Alternative
    Minetest: A Free Open-Source Minecraft Alternative
    Thu, 29 Feb
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    29 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    29 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    Whether Minecraft feels overwhelming or inaccessible, Minetest offers a user-friendly alternative. It's free, can even run from USB sticks, and simplifies server setup! Join us to explore this fantastic software; particularly useful for teaching students essential server skills. Led by Stuart Ball.
  • Intro to the micro:bit
    Intro to the micro:bit
    Mon, 04 Mar
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    04 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    04 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    During this session you'll explore the basic functionality of the micro:bit including how to make use the input buttons, LED display and simple commands such as shake, tilt etc. You will develop your first applications that are cross-currcicular through a range of pedagogic approaches.
  • Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Session Three
    Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Session Three
    Thu, 07 Mar
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    07 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    07 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    An innovative curriculum unit for Year 5 and Year 7 students, focusing on exploring coding and computational thinking through the lens of climate action.
  • Game Development with Makecode Arcade
    Game Development with Makecode Arcade
    Fri, 08 Mar
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    08 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    08 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    Discover the exciting universe of game development through MakeCode Arcade. This event is designed for all ages and skill levels, providing an accessible and engaging way to learn. Create games that can be adapted to various subjects, making learning an immersive experience. Led by Tina Fountain.
  • 3D CAD Using Sketchup
    3D CAD Using Sketchup
    Tue, 12 Mar
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    12 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    12 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    Students will learn the basics of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp, including navigation, basic tools, and creating simple 3D models. Led by Phil Wickins.
  • Exploring micro:bit GPIO Pins: A Guide to Connecting Components
    Exploring micro:bit GPIO Pins: A Guide to Connecting Components
    Thu, 14 Mar
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    14 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    14 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    Discover the potential of micro:bit! Join us to learn how simple, affordable components and DIY devices can bring interactivity to life. Unleash your creativity as you explore making interactive micro:bit gadgets. Led by Stuart Ball.
  • Support Strategies for Primary Pupils in Programming Tasks
    Support Strategies for Primary Pupils in Programming Tasks
    Fri, 15 Mar
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    15 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    15 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    This course will explore a toolbox of strategies and ideas based on the latest pedagogical research to ensure that all learners can access and succeed in programming tasks. Participants will explore a range of techniques and approaches that promote inclusivity and address diverse learning needs.
  • Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Session Four
    Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Session Four
    Mon, 18 Mar
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    18 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    18 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
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    An innovative curriculum unit for Year 5 and Year 7 students, focusing on exploring coding and computational thinking through the lens of climate action.
  • Getting Creative with micro:bits
    Getting Creative with micro:bits
    Fri, 05 Apr
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    05 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    05 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Discover how to unlock your creativity with microbits: discover budget-friendly and inventive ways to integrate microbits throughout the curriculum. Led by Tina Fountain.
  • Getting Active with the micro:bit
    Getting Active with the micro:bit
    Thu, 11 Apr
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    11 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    11 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    During this session, you'll find out how to code in and play out! All the activities shared will show tried and tested approaches such as creating step counters, data logging steps and acceleration and how to get children using the micro:bit outdoors with a focus on nature and keeping fit.
  • Mon, 15 Apr
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    15 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    15 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Discover and unlock the potential of using this inclusive digital tool across the primary curriculum. Learn how to engage and excite all learners in all subjects to create digital books using multimedia elements of video, audio, text, images and hyperlinks. Led by Ruth Holden
  • Primary Assessment in Computing
    Primary Assessment in Computing
    Tue, 16 Apr
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    16 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    16 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Join us for an insightful event focused on primary assessment in the field of computing. Discover effective strategies, best practices, and emerging trends to enhance your approach to assessing young learners' progress in technology and coding education. Led by Phil Wickins.
  • Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Sessions Five to Six
    Coding for Climate Action Training Series - Sessions Five to Six
    Tue, 16 Apr
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    16 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    16 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    An innovative curriculum unit for Year 5 and Year 7 students, focusing on exploring coding and computational thinking through the lens of climate action.
  • Embed Design, Invent and Build in Your Curriculum; the micro:bit Hack
    Embed Design, Invent and Build in Your Curriculum; the micro:bit Hack
    Thu, 18 Apr
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    18 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    18 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Design, implement, evaluate is a cornerstone of the computing curriculum from ks1-5. Learn how this concept can be delivered by in the KS2 curriculum utilising the micro:bit's features. Led by Stuart Ball.
  • Mon, 29 Apr
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    29 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    29 Apr 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Deepen your computing curriculum with an effective and engaging toolbox of practical activities, resources and ideas for deepening children’s experience and cultural capital through clubs, visitors, careers and focused coding weeks. Led by Ruth Holden
  • Introduction to App Development
    Introduction to App Development
    Fri, 10 May
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    10 May 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    10 May 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Enhance the efficiency of your app development journey with this concise guide, focusing on the creation of a straightforward yet powerful random generator. Led by Tina Fountain.
  • Mon, 13 May
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    13 May 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    13 May 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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    Explore how to utilise a range of stimulating, engaging and current resources to support the teaching of online safety in school and the practicalities involved. Led by Ruth Holden
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