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Smithills ICT leads ITT School Direct Sessions
Monday, 28 September 2015 15:24

Last week we began working in partnership with the Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct Teacher Training Programme, leading on their #computing units.

It was a jam packed day, with candidates learning about the primary computing curriculum, algorithms, programs and what is expected within the statutory programme of study. Here candidates can be seen completing a #computer #science #unplugged activity, learning about algorithms and some of the key language terms used in computer science.

We had great fun deliberating over sequence, selection, variables and repetition. One really clever group created a program which executed 4 algorithms at the same time, thus saving a potential user time and money!

What was really noticeable with the candidates was their understanding of computing over-all. Many already have experience of ICT from their time in the primary classroom as TA or HLTA and some have a wide knowledge of the use of IT from their work in industry and business. This made for a very exciting afternoon with lots of high quality and stimulating discussion at depth.

We are looking forward to the remaining sessions and training these exceptional trainees.

If you are a leader of a School Direct, SCITT or Teaching School Alliance and would like to discuss how we can support your ITT programme, please contact us to find out more.

 
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