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Why do it?
Ever feel like the students are more digitally skilled than you are? Get a step ahead and put your best foot forward. This programme provides you with the tools to up-skill and prepare for delivering computing concepts to your students from age 5 through to GCSE level.
What are the benefits?
The programme offers skills that can be applied in the real world with e-safety at the heart of the materials. You will be able to help students understand the concepts in computing whilst ensuring they stay safe online.
The free Cisco Packet Tracer application allows students to tackle the types of problem solving required in computer networking. Students can build a simulation of their home networks which helps them understand how ‘things’ are all connected and how we have to be ‘security aware’ so that this connectivity is not exploited for malicious or criminal purposes.
The programme puts you in the driving seat with the many modules courses at your disposal. In addition, joining the free Cisco Networking Academy will allow you use other freely available courses, such as Cybersecurity, Linux, Python (due to be released soon), for CPD or other purposes.
So what’s the catch? There isn’t one! Really there isn’t. It’s just a great free programme, available to anyone, but aimed at teachers and students, that works hand in hand with the existing computing curriculum.
So what next?
Visit http://cs.co/Computing4SchoolsProgramme to find out more and sign up.
The courses align with the new national Computing curriculum, more specifically with the strand "Communication & Networks" as defined in the Computing Progression Pathways document published by Computing At School (CAS). This current version was developed in partnership with Birmingham City University and the Open University. Additional strands are under development.