This course, designed for KS1 and 2 teachers, unlocks the full potential of Scratch, an essential stepping-stone for teaching computing.
Scratch is ideal for education. It’s free, supported by a vast community of educators and has a 'low floor and a high ceiling', meaning it can accommodate your most resistant and your most able learners.
The course is practical and hands-on from the start and you'll be learning the fundamentals of computing and programming via exciting tasks, including drawing computer graphics, creating simple games, and interfacing with the real world.
Sequences, Loops, Conditionals
Events, Data, Operators
Preparing pupils for textual coding with Python
Gravity and scrolling backgrounds
Random name picker
Build a stop watch
Build a burglar alarm
Build a computer game controller
“Absolutely superb with excellent ideas for teaching and learning and assessment, and some wonderful project ideas using Scratch.”Teacher , Moreton Hall School
“I really enjoyed the course today: Alan is great fun and covers everything in detail. I'm coming away with a huge number of resources thanks to this training and have some fantastic ways to introduce students to coding.”Teacher , The King's School Chester