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First teachers receive new Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

The first teachers in the country to have completed the new BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching will receive their certificates at a special presentation in Birmingham next month. The certificate enables teachers to demonstrate their teaching competence in the computer science elements of the new computing curriculum. Devised and imple [...]

Codio supports teachers studying for the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

Teachers embarking on the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching can now benefit from free access to the Codio cloud-based coding and content platform for the CPD and programming project elements of the Certificate. The BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching, developed and launched by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is design [...]

BT announces its ambition to improve the UK's tech literacy

BT have announced a long-term ambition to inspire young people in the UK to embrace the role technology plays in their lives: We want young people to be confident with ‘computational thinking’, and aware of how technology and data are the foundations of today’s society. If we can achieve this, we believe that it will benefit [...]

Government funds innovative cybersecurity teaching resources

Cyber security is a hot topic, both at a global level - new cyber attacks on businesses, Government and consumers are reported daily - and in the every-day lives of young people who are regularly confronted with risks to their online safety.  The new computing curriculum aims to equip children and young people with the skills they need to pa [...]

BT Funding extends Barefoot Project in partnership with BCS

With almost 3000 teachers from over 800 different schools in England having received training via the Barefoot Computing Project since its launch last summer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is pleased to announce that the scheme is to be extended. BT has agreed to support the project from March until the end of this school year. The project [...]

COMPUTING TEACHERS CALL FOR MORE TRAINING AMIDST CONCERNS PUPILS KNOW MORE THAN THEM

Survey reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary and secondary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of computing than they do. A survey carried out by Computing at School and Microsoft has revealed that although almost three quarters (73%) of teachers responsible for teaching computing feel confident delivering th [...]

Computing Teachers call for more training amidst concerns pupils know more than them

Survey reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary and secondary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of computing than they do. A survey carried out by Computing at School and Microsoft has revealed that although almost three quarters (73%) of teachers responsible for teaching computing feel confident delivering th [...]

COMPUTING TEACHERS CALL FOR MORE TRAINING AMIDST CONCERNS PUPILS KNOW MORE THAN THEM

Survey reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary and secondary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of computing than they do. A survey carried out by Computing at School and Microsoft has revealed that although almost three quarters (73%) of teachers responsible for teaching computing feel confident delivering th [...]


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