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Effective teaching strategies to encourage computational thinking at primary

Zoe Ross, Barefoot Computing


This fun, hands-on session will help teachers to understand what computational thinking looks like in the primary curriculum. We will also discuss effective, practical teaching strategies to help pupils to think in computational ways. The session will also consider how to integrate and implement computational thinking into the primary curriculum.

Relevant Key Stages: KS1, KS2

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Zoe Ross's biography

Zoe is a former primary and secondary teacher who is passionate about creative, engaging teaching and learning. She is currently working on the Barefoot Computing project, funded by the Department for Education, which is helping primary teachers to deliver the computer science elements of the new computing curriculum. Zoe has worked with a variety of organisations throughout the UK, including BCS, Computing at Schools, Google and the BBC. She has recently written teaching materials for Hodder Education and Scholastic for the new computing curriculum.

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