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Introducing Discovery Education Coding

Through the context of the Computing curriculum, teachers will explore the objectives that apply specifically to coding. Analysing key terminology participants will develop an understanding of how computational thinking translates to the classroom. The course will provide an introduction to the resources, including planning, that Discovery Education Coding can offer in addition to off line resources.

Duration options: 3 hours or 6 hours

6 hour course

Goals:

  • To explore the objectives within the computing curriculum that apply specifically to coding
  • To analyse key terminology and how this translates to the classroom
  • To explore what computational thinking looks like for teachers and learners
  • To provide an introduction to the resources that Discovery Education Coding can offer in addition to off line activities

Outcomes:

  • An awareness of what is included in the Computing curriculum
  • An understanding of the key terminology and the objectives that apply specifically to coding
  • An understanding of what computational thinking looks like and how it can be integrated in the classroom
  • An awareness of the resources available in Discovery Education Coding and how these can be used to support the requirements of the computing curriculum

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff

3 hour course

Goals:

  • To understand through practical application, the coding objectives of the new curriculum, the key terminology and what computational thinking looks like
  • To look at the resources that Discovery Education coding can offer in addition to relevant off line activities

Outcomes:

  • An understanding of how coding can be taught within and beyond the computing curriculum and how to apply computational thinking to the classroom
  • An awareness of Discovery Education Coding and how to use this within your school and classrooms

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff