Curriculum Courses

If a course is fully booked or there is not a suitable date you will be put on a waiting list for the next available date.

 

Don't forget we offer customised commission work for your establishment.

Technology Days at your School

The ICT Development Service Adviser team would be

delighted to offer support, guidance and expertise to engage

and inspire your students with the latest technology.  We work with children across the key stages making great use of new and current technologies.  Talk to us about putting together a bespoke package for your school, we would be delighted to deliver your technology day/week. If you need advice and support on how best to use technologies to enhance learning - just get in touch, we would be only too happy to help.

Why not combine a selection of:

Animation, Drones, Robot, WeDo, Mindstorms, Stop Frame Animation, Green Screening, iMovies, Scratch, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Mix and match discounts available for multi days.

​Venue: In school training

​​Time:  Flexible

Price:  Based on number of days required.     

Mix and match discounts available for multi 

days.

Online Subject Leaders Meeting : Touching Base
8th July 2020, 4 - 4.45pm

This ‘Light touch’ session will keep you updated with the latest developments as well as supporting you with online learning (40-45mins)

The MS Team meeting link has been emailed to schools for you to join this meeting however please email ictdsservicedesk@warwickshire.gov.uk if you need it.

Maximise the Educational Potential of Your Brilliant NAO Robot
Delivered onsite at your school - date to be agreed when booking

Time: Arranged to fit in with your school day

SAS subscribers: £495

​Non SAS subscribers : £620*

Course overview

We’ll join you for a day of onsite training that is focused on getting you up, running and confident with your NAO humanoid robot. Work with our experienced educational trainers to create fun, creative and challenging learning opportunities in your classroom.

 

This day is designed for anyone with responsibility for teaching and/or planning computing using NAO. It will give you a practical knowledge of programming NAO and a sound understanding of how it can be used to teach programming principles.

 

*Additional travel expenses may apply for bookings outside of Warwickshire.

Learning outcomes

  • Meet national curriculum requirements - Primary and Secondary

  • Enable you to teach robotics with NAO to students aged 5 to 16 and beyond! Boost your computing skills and confidence

  • Continue to get the very best out of your brilliant humanoid robot!

Coding with Swift Playgrounds
To be re-arranged

Swift Playgrounds is a free app for iPad that teaches you to write Swift code in a fun, interactive way.

 

Learn the code developers use to build apps.

 

Use it to control some robots and drones! And we will also throw in a little bit of Augmented Reality as well. Excitement, creativity and impact.

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 4.15 - 5.45pm

SAS subscribers: £30

Non SAS subscribers: £50

Learning Days - The Robots are Coming!

Robotics is a growth area in ICT and a chance to see the latest technological innovations in your classroom - motivating and inspiring students.

 

Our hugely successful “The Robots are Coming! Learning Day” brings real challenge and excitement to your school. Robots allow students to connect theory with practice and discover a wide range of robotics-related fields.

 

SAS subscribers: £525*

​Non SAS subscribers : £655*

* Additional Accommodation/Travel Expenses may apply for bookings outside Warwickshire

NAO an amazing humanoid robot leads the learning - inspiring students to build and program - bringing robotics to life.

 

With robot challenges and robot races the days can be developed to meet the needs of the school - catering for multiple classes across the day or a more intensive whole day event.        We will bring ALL the robots, laptops, iPads, etc.

You can choose to use one of the following products on your day:

 

WeDo - Sessions can be developed for Year 1 through to Year 6

 

WeDo is a fantastic, simple-to-use cross-curricular tool that enables pupils to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and drop software. An ideal product for teaching computing but it also brings great value in different subjects as it can be applied to language and literacy, maths, science and design technology-based subjects.

 

As pupils gain in confidence they can develop programs that make use of sensors, developing their use of programming. The sessions also allow pupils to develop and improve different communication, collaboration and team building skills.

 

Mindstorms - Sessions can be developed for Year 4 through to Year 11

 

We love getting messy with Mindstorms. We will get your pupils building creatively, developing flexible programming skills and becoming real-life problem solvers. The session will also help you to engage your students in computer science, science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

Pupils take ownership of the learning process, enabling them to actively develop the problem-solving skills and collaborative outlook necessary to become creators, not just consumers.

Learning Days - The Drones are Here!

SAS subscribers: £525

​Non SAS subscribers : £655

Coding or programming is a key area of the Computing Curriculum. Whilst there are many good coding apps available to schools, the best coding experiences include the opportunity to control physical devices. This allows pupils to see the cause and effect of their coding and to appreciate how variables in the physical world change the behaviour of the devices they are programming.

Our fantastic new ‘Day of the Drone’ Learning Day provides opportunities for your pupils to program both land and aerial mini drones. All the programming is done on iPads using the excellent Tickle and Tynker apps (similar to Scratch).

 

Day of the Drone days are suitable for pupils in Year 1 through to Year 9 and are tailored to meet the needs of your school. All days include small group work, focused tasks and exciting challenges.

 

We bring all of the drones, iPads and other resources for the day. You just need to provide a suitable large indoor space and some really excited participants!

Address: Building 3, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick. CV34 4UL         Telephone: 01926 414100          Email: ictdsservicedesk@warwickshire.gov.uk