In September 2016 Gaia Technologies released the downloadable version of The Gaia Primary Computing Framework. The Framework covers all aspects of the the computing programme of study and provides a clear progression for skills development, Reception to Year 6. The Framework has been written by an experienced primary teacher in a non-technical style designed to help teachers with planning, resources and assessment. The Framework can be downloaded here and is priced at £275 for a site wide user license.
To complement the Framework programmers Adam Lyson and Daniel Jaggard from our studio team have been developing educational resources focused on improving computer programming skills for primary students and teaching staff.
The studio team are developing programming resources, principally for Scratch and Construct 2. The resources introduce non-technical teachers and pupils to the concepts of visual programming. The package will include videos, which work alongside the large repository of teaching materials and lesson plans in the Primary Computing Framework.
Gaia will be extending this work to secondary contexts, with materials to support the teaching of other programming tools, such as Unity 3D, in the near future.
Stay tuned into the Gaia-Tech Education Community for further updates.