Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 {Digital Skills} Coding in the Classroom

CCEA, in collaboration with Kainos, have provided training on coding with Python for Key Stage 3 ICT/Computing teachers from the Fermanagh area.

The aim of the training was to assist with the upskilling of teachers and to encourage schools to teach programming and coding at Key Stage 3. This initiative follows a series of one day workshops on a range of digital skills that were attended by over 200 teachers.

EU Code Week is celebrating it’s 5th birthday

EU Code Week is celebrating its 5th birthday on 7-22 October 2017. We’re encouraging schools to create an app, a game, a website, make an interactive story or make a robot move.

Throughout the two weeks of EU Code Week, CCEA will be signposting you to some free resources and showing you how coding can fit into the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Digital Skills training for Key Stage 3 Art & Design and Music teachers

As part of its ongoing Digital Skills initiative, CCEA has provided six 1-day workshops entitled "The use of Adobe Photoshop for image editing" and "Recording music in the classroom using Garageband". The workshops were aimed at Key Stage 3 Art & Design or Music teachers with little or no experience of using the software.

New Guide launched for Post Primary Schools: Computing at School

A high-quality computing education 'equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world' (Department for Education, 2013).

This new guide looks at computing and the Northern Ireland Curriculum. It introduces the key concepts to help teachers in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland provide opportunities for their pupils to develop skills in computing and coding.

Consultancy on a Digital Skills Curriculum at Key Stage 3

CCEA is currently looking at the provision of digital skills across both primary and post-primary schools. As part of this work, we are developing non-statutory guidance for the development of a Digital Skills Curriculum at Key Stage 3.

We would like to hear the thoughts of teachers on this draft document and invite you to attend a consultation event on one of the following dates:

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