schools

A New Approach To Teaching Technology

blue{shift} works closely with teachers and schools, providing content and running workshops that help them to achieve the aims of the new National Curriculum in Computing. We set standards by which to teach the new curriculum and provide lesson plans and assessment materials.

We also support schools by bringing new technologies into schools and create lesson plans to enable students to engage with them. We create project-based lesson plans wherein students use code and electronics to realise the products of their imagination. Notably:

  • We can provide access to computing and robotics products teachers might like to try but are unsure how students might respond
  • Bring in equipment schools may not have access to (eg. robotics or 3d printing or e-textiles) and might like to try with students
  • We can augment computing curriculum in school with creative projects like designing and building games in our after school clubs
  • Knowledge sharing with teachers

>> Schools we work with

We have assessment rubrics for all of our courses so that we can determine our students’ progress.

services for schools

In-Class Teaching

Where requested, we run weekly in-class teaching sessions. We might come in to a school to teach a weekly JavaScript session or do a term’s worth of robotics. These classes are tailored to the particular requirments of each school and taught by one of our experienced teachers.

Holiday Camps

We are always eager to talk to schools who might be interested in hosting a holiday camp for their students and/or students from other schools.


After school clubs

We teach after school clubs to children aged 5 to 16. Our core after school club curriculum is based on both Coding and Robotics, engaging a spectrum of learning styles through tangible and screen-based exercises. We also have special interest after school clubs such as ‘Animation and Coding’ and ‘Virtual Reality club’.

CPD

We have developed a series of CPD sessions for teachers including such topics as teaching JavaScript and Robotics. We are currently working with CAS (Computing at School) to provide training, develop assessment tools and ensure alignment with the National Curriculum.

Partnerships/Venues

We are always on the look out for venues for our holiday camps and are eager to partner with schools who might want an after school club and are happy to let out space for camps.

Workshops

We can come into schools to run a one off workshop or series of workshops. Popular workshops include robotics with Lego Mindstorms, wearables and 3D printing.

"MY SON SAYS BLUESHIFT’S MINECRAFT CAMP WAS THE BEST THING HE HAS EVER DONE, EVER!”


ANDREW CHATTERLEY