Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
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Oxfordshire Primary Computing Network


123ICT are pleased to be working in collaboration with OTSA to help establish and facilitate a Professional Network for Primary Computing Coordinators in Oxfordshire.  


This network will create a forum for discussion with fellow coordinators, and provide opportunities to discover new teaching resources and ideas, as well as the chance to try out some new technology.  


Our network needs you to engage with it to help it to grow. 


Contact Nick Speller if you'd like to get involved and to book your place on any of the below events!


Dates for your diary:

Monday 26th March 2018

3.30 pm to 5 pm  

Focus theme: Teaching Ideas

Location: Cumnor Primary School (OX2 9PQ)


Come prepared to talk for 3-5 minutes (TeachMeet-style) about what’s working for you, and also ready to identify any challenges you have for Computing. 


We will also discuss what we want from this Professional Network and set locations for future meetings.  We will start with a social “getting to know you” session so if you can’t make it at 3.30 pm on the dot, do please still come along!


Click here to register your place!




The following are suggested topics for future dates, but all are open for change at the first meeting...


Tuesday 5th June 2018

Focus theme: Controlling Devices?   

Location: TBC


Hands on play with a range of cheap classroom programmable hardware from MicroBits to Crumbles.  Compare these with other control devices such as the Sphero and LEGO WEDO.   


Time to try a number of devices and a number of simple primary school programming languages on a range of devices to help you decide a direction for your school's hardware development.  Bring a laptop!


Monday 24th September 2018

Focus theme: More ideas for the coming academic year…

Location: TBC


An opportunity to shape the plan for the coming year and a chance to reflect on what worked well for you over the past year.   Some ideas of new things to try for this new year!


Thursday 1st November 2018

Focus theme: Assessing Computing

Location: TBC


Share ideas of what we are currently using for assessment of Computing.  A look at best practice guidance and what's available online.


Wednesday 30th January 2019

Focus theme:  Online Safety

Location: TBC


How to tackle Online Safety from Foundation-stage to Year 6.  The current messages and areas to focus support on as identified by CEOP and the 360 Degree Safe team and the UK Safer Internet Centre.


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