iPad courses

We have a number of courses arranged for using iPads – covering pretty much everything you can think of! They are useful for staff new to using iPads or those who have lots of gaps in their knowledge. They are also good if staff are thinking about the Apple Teacher status.

You can see our courses on Eventbrite:

Introduction to iPads

Enhancing Productivity with iPads

Fostering Creativity with iPads

Enhancing Learning with Pages

Enhancing Learning with KeyNote

Enhancing Learning with Numbers

Coding with Swift Playgrounds

Formative Assessment with iPads

Course: Building Circuits with the RaspberryPi

Book here:

Eventbrite

Building Circuits with the RaspberryPi

March 17, 2017 at 1:30PM

Mounts Bay Academy

Learn to construct basic circuits and program in Python using the RaspberryPi computer.

PROGRAMME (stc)

Time Topic
13:30 Welcome
13:45 What is the RaspberryPi?
14:15 Building Circuits
14:45 Coding in Python
15:15 Project Time – Explore circuits for yourself

SPEAKER
Simon Elliott
My name is Simon Elliott and I have been teaching since 1992. I graduated in ‘91 with a BSc. in Chemistry and took a PGCE 1992 in Science and Mathematics. From ‘92-’98, I taught Chemistry at 11-16 before moving into an LEA central team, supporting schools as the NGfL was rolled out with training and development of their IMS. For the last thirteen years I have taught IT from Key Stages 1 to 5, in maintained and independent schools, including boarding. I am now introducing CS at GCSE level and developing Python skills, as well as other IT programmes. I have also written bespoke Challenge Based Learning materials. Over the last two years I have developed an iPad 1:1 scheme developing hardware and software to ensure value for money as well as effective curriculum delivery. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and the main trainer for the Penzance Apple RTC. I am available for consultancy in Cornwall about integrating digital creativity and Apple products.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

HOST
Simon Elliott, selliott@mountsbay.org
Mounts Bay Academy
For further information: simon.elliott@computingatschool.org.uk

Electronic Privacy
Computing At School (CAS)/Network of Excellence (NoE) communicates with its interested parties by email. I understand that CAS/NoE will not pass on my email address to other organisations.

Data Protection Act 1998
CAS/NoE as part of the BCS Group will hold your personal data on its computer database and process it in accordance with the Act. This information may be accessed, viewed and used by CAS/NoE for administrative purposes and conducting market research. All of these purposes have been notified to the Commissioner. If you are based outside the European Economic Area (the ‘EEA’), information about you may be transferred outside the EEA in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Full legal and privacy notices: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655

Workshop: A453 Controlled Assessment for OCR GTIN8 Problem

On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

A453 Controlled Assessment Workshop for OCR – GTIN8 Problem

January 20, 2017 at 1:30PM

Book here:

Eventbrite

Mounts Bay Academy

In this workshop, delegates will investigate the OCR Controlled Assessment task on GTIN8 Barcodes and have the option to bring sample work from their students to discuss and moderate grades. The three sub-problems will be reviewed with sample, working cod

PROGRAMME (stc)

Time Topic
13:30 Welcome
13:40 Analyzing the problem
14:00 Solution to task 1
15:00 Solution to task 2
16:00 Solution to task 3

SPEAKER
Simon Elliott
My name is Simon Elliott and I have been teaching since 1992. For the last thirteen years I have taught IT from Key Stages 1 to 5, in maintained and independent schools, including boarding. I am now introducing CS at GCSE level and developing Python skills, as well as other IT programmes. I have also written bespoke Challenge Based Learning materials. Over the last two years I have developed an iPad 1:1 scheme developing hardware and software to ensure value for money as well as effective curriculum delivery. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and the main trainer for the Penzance Apple RTC.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

HOST
Simon Elliott, selliott@mountsbay.org
Mounts Bay Academy
For further information: simon.elliott@computingatschool.org.uk

Electronic Privacy
Computing At School (CAS)/Network of Excellence (NoE) communicates with its interested parties by email. I understand that CAS/NoE will not pass on my email address to other organisations.

Data Protection Act 1998
CAS/NoE as part of the BCS Group will hold your personal data on its computer database and process it in accordance with the Act. This information may be accessed, viewed and used by CAS/NoE for administrative purposes and conducting market research. All of these purposes have been notified to the Commissioner. If you are based outside the European Economic Area (the ‘EEA’), information about you may be transferred outside the EEA in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Full legal and privacy notices: http://www.bcs.org/category/5655

IT Courses: Autumn 2015

Please find below details on the IT Courses we are running from September 2015. We are using the ITQ Level 2 qualification from The Learning Machine, as well as our range of Apple Regional Training Centre and Computing at School Hub courses to provide effective CPD. See the course overview below to see how you can achieve the Level 2 qualification. The courses are appropriate for teachers and support staff if appropriate.

 

Course Overview:

IT Courses 2015/2016
 

Eventbrite booking page:

http://appliedminds.eventbrite.com/

Any enquiries email enquiries@appliedminds.eu

Computing at School Regional Hub TeachMeet 15th April

You are welcome to our Spring TeachMeet for our Computing at School Regional Hub where you can discuss all things computing at school with others.

Wednesday 15th April

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Mounts Bay Academy IT Suite
Boscathnoe Lane
Penzance TR18 3JT

Please come to reception to sign in and ask for Simon Elliott

QuickStart CPD Computing Curriculum Course

We are hosting a series of Workshops on the new Computing Curriculum developed by QuickStart Computing.

The workshops start on Wednesday 11th March through to 10th June.

Alongside the workshops there are 2 Computing at School TeachMeets for those generally interested in teaching Computing. You can send more than one teacher.

Click on this link for more details:

Quickstart Computing Course

IT CPD Courses January/February 2015

January – February 2015

14th January – Applied Minds CPD (All Key Stages)
Creating Effective Documents with Pages for Macs
Book with: enquiries@appliedminds

19th January (MONDAY) – Barefoot Computing: Computing At School Regional Hub
Book online at: Eventbrite

28th January – Applied Minds CPD
Creating Effective Spreadsheets – KS2 & KS3
Book online at: Eventbrite

4th February – Applied Minds/Apple RTC CPD (All Key Stages)
Creating Exciting Movies with iMovie for Macs
Book with: enquiries@appliedminds.eu

11th February – Applied Minds/Apple RTC All Key Stages
Enhancing Independent Learning using Challenge Based Learning & Mobile Devices
Book with: enquiries@appliedminds.eu

25th February – Applied Minds/Apple RTC CPD (All Key Stages)
Python for KS4 for Beginners
Book online at: Eventbrite

IT Courses 2014

We run a number of courses throughout the year for school-based staff. All our courses are run by our Director of Digital Technologies who is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

A lot of our courses are free. If you are interested in attending any, please get in touch by emailing rtc@mountsbay.org

Courses coming soon:

1st October 2014 Computing At School – KS1/2 (£20)
Introducing Python at Key Stage 3

15th October 2014 RTC (£Free)
Enhancing Learning with Mobile Devices

5th November 2014 Computing At School (£Free)
Computing At School Regional Hub Autumn TeachMeet

26th November 2014 RTC (£Free) Key Stages 3-4
Flipping Learning with iTunesU

10th December 2014 Computing At School (£20) Key Stage 4
GCSE Controlled Assessment Clinic