CAS Tenderfoot, sponsored by Google Education, provides high quality and content rich CPD materials for secondary school teachers. Each Unit can be delivered either in one full day or split across several shorter sessions. The goal is to develop and deepen the teachers' subject knowledge, to develop the new generation of curriculum leaders for Computing in secondary schools. Teachers will leave each CAS Tenderfoot session empowered to broaden the outlook of less experienced colleagues, new to computer science, and increase their understanding of the fundamental concepts behind the Computing curriculum.
CAS Tenderfoot uses freely available tools and classroom activities for the teachers to take away and use in their own training sessions or classrooms.
Each unit is "ready to go" and contains:
- Full Slidedeck - an editable Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file that structures the training session.
- Comprehensive Training Notes - a single PDF file covering all aspects of the day-long unit including preparation, organisation and follow-up.
- Background Session Notes - a collection of PDF files each covering one or more of the activities/resources.
- Teacher Handouts - support the training activities – these are duplicated, one per attendee.
Each unit can be downloaded and used but training to become a CAS Tenderfoot trainer is also available, and this is recommended to get the most out of the units themselves. If you are a trainer and wish to deliver CAS Tenderfoot training then email Tenderfoot@computingatschool.org.uk.
Resources are available here.