We’re all going on a Summer Holiday…
When I told people that I had applied for a job that meant that I wouldn’t be getting school holidays anymore you could tell that they thought I was crazy. They were always polite about it of course, but there was always a look in their eye that questioned my sanity as I answered their inevitable “so, you’ll only be working during term time, right?” with a resounding “No!”.
The last time I wrote this blog, I was preparing for an exciting visit to Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The trip did not disappoint and although it was only a week long, we were able to see and experience so much!
As the Summer holidays draw closer, it’s that time of year for the annual Digital Schoolhouse Summer Boot Up Camp: an experience designed to prepare our ingenious lead teacher community for the academic year ahead as a certified Schoolhouse.
Half term is always a great chance to recharge, revitalise and review – and our very first computing week is quite a week to look back on!
As one of the latest appointments to the Digital Schoolhouse team as Curriculum Content Developer, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and explain a little of what attracted me to the position. As an experienced teacher, I have come to love creating innovative Computer Science resources and have grown increasingly frustrated that I am not always able to develop them to the standard I would like.
2018 has been a landmark year for Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) and one with many firsts! We've reached over 15,000 students, featured on Twitch's homepage, hobnobbed with royalty and acquired a new team member (and we're looking for one more!). Here's our best bits from 2018, so grab a mug of something festive and join us in reflecting on what I'm sure you can agree, has been a pivotal year for Digital Schoolhouse and for computing education.
2018 year has been exciting for computing education. The government is clearly committed to the industrial strategy as announced in 2017, and many of these promises have been fleshed out throughout the year in various proposals, commitments and programmes. As the year comes to a close, why not take a closer look at the year in policy and computing education. A summary of all the most important highlights from policy and computing.