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  Newsletter 35  10 December 2018  
 

 

In this week's newsletter:

Calling all new Computing Coordinators - CPD 19 Oct & 5 April

Our 2 day Leading the Primary Computing Curriculum is one of our most popular courses and is ideal for staff new to subject leadership or those who want to develop their present role. The role of Computing Subject Leader can be very demanding and it is important that this is clearly defined in each school. This two day course will enable you to clarify your role as subject lead and provide you with a range of skills, knowledge and resources to successfully fill the role of Computing Subject Leader at your school. For further information and to book your place please click here.

Digital Leader Academy 2018-19

Registration is now open for the Digital Leader Academy for this academic year. The academy runs 3 cohorts across the year where a member of staff and 6 children attend 2 half day training sessions and a celebration event here at The Innovation Centre and receive a school visit. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online Edmodo platform and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed. To find out more and to book your place click here. The Digital Leader Academy Plus is available for pupils who have already completed the initial training.

Subscription packages 2018-19 - Early Bird ends 30 Sep

A quick reminder that the Early Bird discount for packages is due to expire.  If you have not yet resubscribed or are interested in taking out a package for the first time please ensure you complete the online registration form by the end of September to ensure you achieve best value for your school.  Please click here to view the options available and go to the right hand menu to complete the online registration form.  If you would like advice as to which option would best suit your school's requirements or would like to create a partnership subscription please call the centre on 01274 434818 or email admin@theinnovationcentres.com

Free EducationCity training 17 Oct 

The start of a year is a great time to review how you’re using online resources in the classroom.  Whether you’ve just started getting to grips with EducationCity or you’ve been using it for years come along to the free EducationCity refresher session on Mon 17 Oct at 4pm at the Innovation Centre.  Haylie Taylor, Education Consultant and teacher, is delivering a session to help you review all the areas on EducationCity, and with her expert knowledge, tell you about how you can use the resources to support your teaching strategies, help your students succeed and support your school’s academic goals.   For more information and to book your place please visit http://www.ticbradford.com/coursesandevents.  Please note this session is only available for BLN schools.

Bradford Learning Network contract renewal

All current BLN3 customers have been provided with their quote for renewal of their contract for internet provision for the period April 2019 to March 2022.  The deadline to sign up to BLN4 is 12 Oct.  If you have any questions about your BLN renewal or are considering joining the network please contact a member of the team on 01274 434835 or email jo.dean@bradford.gov.uk.

Curriculum Innovation CPD 2018-19

 

Please see below for the Curriculum Innovation Service courses to be delivered in the academic year 2018-19.  To book your place please click on the hyperlink for the course.

 

Leading the Primary Computing Curriculum - 19 Oct & 5 April

This is one of our most popular courses and is ideal for staff new to subject leadership or those who want to develop their present role. The role of Computing Subject Leader can be very demanding and it is important that this is clearly defi ned in each school. This two day course will enable you to clarify your role as subject lead and provide you with a range of skills, knowledge and resources to successfully fill the role of Computing Subject Leader at your school.

 

(e)Safeguarding in the Primary School - 2 Nov, 1 Feb, 14 Jun

This has been our most popular course in recent years as schools understand the importance Online Safety plays in Safeguarding. Whole school (e)Safeguarding sits in the area of safeguarding and expectations from the DfE and Ofsted have been documented in publications from both organisations in recent years. Early in the course we identify clear roles and responsibilities for (e)Safeguarding across the whole school ensuring there is a team of relevant staff to take responsibility rather than one individual. Over 3 days attendees will create, deliver and evaluate a detailed (e)Safeguarding action plan to meet the SWGfL Online Safety Mark standard.

 

 - 16 Nov

Coding is an element of the Computing National Curriculum that is often perceived as one of the harder elements to teach. This course is based around delivering the Computer Science strand of the Bradford Computing scheme of work that details objectives and progression from Y1 through to Y6. This course will seek to address any concerns that you may have may have about the complexities of programming, provide you with a plethora of engaging activities and lesson sequences that you can use in your classroom straight away.

 

 - 8 Feb

CEOP Command (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is part of the UK’s National Crime Agency with a remit of pursuing and convicting online child offenders. Thinkuknow is an education programme full of resources and information for young people, parents and educators and the Thinkuknow training is delivered by CEOP trained staff. In accordance with guidance from CEOP we only train cleared professionals who will directly deliver CEOP’s products and resources to children. Therefore, we request that all delegates attending the training bring a signed, headed letter from a senior manager in their organisation. This session gives a good insight into the Thinkuknow resources available from CEOP and an understanding of how are children and young people can be sexually exploited through online interactions.

 

'Inside Out' Science, Technology and outdoor learning - 18 June

Many aspects of the Computing National Curriculum can be delivered effectively within the Science Curriculum raising engagement and attainment within the subject. Databases, spreadsheets and data logging can be purposefully utilised to support the collection and interpretation of real data collected through scientifi c investigations. Children can capture and combine a range of digital media to create a learning journey demonstrating their understanding in Science for themselves or to share with others.

 
 

 

 

 


 

 
 

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