Key Stage 3 Computing - Naace - How to teach programming

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Programming in all its versions is an essential component of all schemes of work which follow the Programme of Study.

This day will introduce the key concepts and a range of programming environments, and consider planning for assessment and progression.
The course will focus on writing programs to solve problems, for yourself and other users.  We will:
  • analyse problems and state solutions in natural language
  • understand and use the big ideas in algorithmic programming
  • translate a possible solution into a particular programming environment
  • test and check.
A small number of different programming environments will be used, to work through as many examples as time allows.  The examples will be appropriate to a wide range of ages and abilities in the Key Stage 3 setting, and exemplify progression and assessment.
Many other possible programming environments on different platforms will also be referenced to allow delegates to put together a programming curriculum for their particular hardware software. 


Published: 19/04/2016
Audience: Computing/ICT subject leaders; specialist ICT teachers
Contact: Ginette Hawkins

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