Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Approaches to Supporting Learners with SEND in Computing

Posted 4 months 21 days ago by Raspberry Pi Foundation

Duration : 2 weeks
Start On : 06 Apr 2020
Study Method : Online
Subject : Education
Overview
Explore ways to make your computing lessons more inclusive for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
Course Description

Discover computing activities to support and engage students with SEND

As educators, we should aim to provide every young person with the skills and knowledge to become active participants in a digital world.

On this course, you will examine the common barriers faced by students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom, and how to address these barriers.

You will explore a number of general approaches and specific computing activities that will help to include and engage learners.

This course will support teachers who want to create a more inclusive computing classroom for all of their students.

This course is designed for teachers of computing in primary and secondary school settings.

It will also be useful for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and teaching assistants in schools to learn about specific computing approaches to support the young people they work with.

If you are a teacher working with students with severe special educational needs or disabilities, you will gain some useful insights during this course, however, you may need to consider more specific adaptations than those described here.

Requirements
This course is designed for teachers of computing in primary and secondary school settings. It will also be useful for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and teaching assistants in schools to learn about specific computing approaches to support the young people they work with. If you are a teacher working with students with severe special educational needs or disabilities, you will gain some useful insights during this course, however, you may need to consider more specific adaptations than those described here.
Career Path
  • Reflect on the common barriers faced by learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the computing classroom
  • Develop a toolkit of general teaching approaches to make lessons more inclusive for learners with SEND
  • Identify ways to adapt and improve teaching materials to make them more accessible
  • Develop effective approaches to teach programming to learners with SEND
  • Identify accessible programming environments and physical computing devices that can be used to make lessons more inclusive for learners with SEND
  • Model best practice by creating an inclusive computing lesson plan and materials
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