Computing at School – Diversity Conference

The Computing At School #include Diversity in Computing Education Conference 2016 will take place at the University of Manchester on 11th June 2016. This year our aim is to bring together the teaching expertise of classroom teachers with the knowledge and experience of industry professionals and academics to create opportunities for all to learn practical strategies to teach children Computing from across our five strands of Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Socio-Economic Status and SEN.

This event is ideal for any teachers, assistants, governors, parents, advisors, academics, industry experts working with both mainstream and special schools from primary through secondary to higher edu level. The day will include a mixture of talks and hands on workshops led by industry experts, classroom teachers and academics. You will be able to choose which sessions to attend throughout the day and gain an insight into how to promote inclusion in your chosen area.

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Why would I want to come to this event?

  • CPD & Resources – Develop knowledge of how to adapt the computing curriculum for students in our five target groups: SEN and disabilities, diverse ethnic backgrounds, different genders and pupil premium.
  • Swag – We have cool swag to give away, including prizes! We'll also throw in a tasty lunch and snacks while you hack!
  • Play – Get hands on with Raspberry Pi, Code Bug, BBC micro:bit and more.
  • Tools – Gain experience in using tools to teach computing to students in our five target groups.
  • Helping other people – Meet other teachers, some of whom are specialists in one of our five strands and share good practice.
  • Childcare – Use our free onsite creche for children aged up to 6 and our child friendly workshops for ages 7 upwards. (*We can only run this facility if we find a sponsor and there is enough interest. Please let us know if this is a service you would like to use.)

    Sessions include:

  • Engagement with EBD and ASC children in a special school environment
  • Using Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi to engage autistic and ADHD children in programming
  • Simple ways to encourage girls to take computing
  • Wearables and physical computing workshops
  • Unplugged computing sessions


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