Planning and progression at Key Stages 2 and 3

Mark Dorling, Digital Schoolhouse


Mark will share ideas for the why, how and what of the new computing curriculum and, in particular, what Computational Thinking is and how to integrate it into your pedagogy. Mark will also introduce freely available assessment frameworks to help you understand what progression looks like and how it can be applied to measuring progress of your pupil: from the progression pathways ( to your planning.

Mark Dorling's biography

Mark is the former National CPD Coordinator for Computing At School (CAS) funded by Department for Education (DfE), but he is probably best known for his work in the Digital Schoolhouse project at Langley Grammar School that gained him national and international recognition. Mark is a primary-trained teacher with many years of both primary and secondary teaching, teacher training, authoring and editing, and industry experience. He played a leading role in developing the 2014 Computing programmes of study, CAS computational thinking guidance for teachers and the highly popular CAS Computing Progression Pathways framework. More recently, he was involved in the DfE consultation on ‘Assessment without levels' and is currently part of the team setting up the Ian Livingstone Academies.

Relevant Key Stages: KS2, KS3

Room: CLT 1.01 - 1st floor Claremont Tower - main Computing Science building

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