New SEN ICT courses announced

I've just posted details of the first in our series of 'Every Moment Matters' ICT courses for colleagues involved in the education of people with severe, profound and complex needs.…

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What do algorithms taste like? Computing and PMLD

lesA few weeks ago I spoke at a two day conference organised by Flo Longhorn and Les Staves which explored the past, present and future of special education for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties. The stand-out moment of that conference for me was when Les Staves spoke of using the national curriculum to ‘flavour’ teaching activities for these very special students. (more…)

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Thoughts on the Computing Curriculum for kids with severe SEN

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“From 5, children will learn to code and program, with algorithms, sequencing, selection and repetition; from 11, how to use at least 2 programming languages to solve computational problems; to design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems; and how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system.”
Michael Gove speaking at the BETT Show January 2014

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