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A free online course for primary and secondary school teachers who are tackling the Computing curriculum in England.

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Teaching Computing
  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

This free online course aims to help teachers in primary schools and at Key Stage 3, who are delivering the Computing curriculum, which was introduced to schools in England in September 2014.

Get the latest information, to teach great Computing lessons

With a mixture of subject knowledge and pedagogical advice, the course is aimed at both subject specialists and primary teaching non-specialists.

Expert Master Teachers from Computing at School have helped to design it, to make sure you have the latest information to take into your classroom and teach great Computing lessons.

Understand the new Computing curriculum and how to deliver it

Computing encompasses many of the skills that used to be taught under the old subject, ICT, but the new curriculum is also enhanced with computer science skills, as well as digital literacy, digital citizenship and digital scholarship.

Over six weeks, you’ll develop the skills you need to teach the new curriculum, getting both subject knowledge guidance, as well as advice about planning, teaching and assessing pupil learning.

The course will link to materials in the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative, enabling teachers to include these exciting new materials in their teaching.

At the end, you’ll also consider what’s next, with advice on subject leadership and developing a computing policy for your school.

Throughout, you will have the chance to work with other teachers and experts in a flexible, self-paced learning environment.

Who is the course for?

This course is for primary and secondary school teachers who are tackling the new Computing curriculum. It will be especially useful for those teaching Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, although you are also welcome to join the course even if you’re not a teacher.

Who will you learn with?

Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Academic Director of Widening Participation at UEA in Norwich. Former MOOC lead (Teaching Computing)

Lecturer, Scholar, Tech devotee, Mum.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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