The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is based at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes and provides opportunities for ‘learning’ at the Museum.
For almost a year TNMOC have hosted visits from schools and colleges from across the UK in support of both Computing and ICT courses, mostly at GCSE and A level.
The TNMOC team are keen to develop the Museum to provide even better value for their student visitors and make TNMOC a positive choice as a visit for teachers and their students who are engaged in these learning programmes.
One of TNMOC’s actions has been to join CAS (Computing at School http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ ) and become a CAS Hub for meetings with teachers across the region. They feel the Museum is a useful and interesting place to meet and offers teachers a chance to see their Museum and feedback ways in which it can better help them in the delivery of their subject. Their aim is to meet perhaps meet three times a year.
The first meeting is detailed at http://tinyurl.com/6blgmgz. For part of the meeting they are planning to show the Museum to those attending and ask for their comments, ideas and feedback and begin perhaps a dialogue with teachers to improve the Museum over time. TNMOC feel it is important that their collection is responsive to the needs of education in both Computing and ICT.
On the same day OCR are running their course at TNMOC: GCSE Computing (J275): Get started – an overview to help successful first delivery (http://tinyurl.com/5wxfk8u), they hope some of the OCR course attendees to stay on to the CAS meeting.
Teachers from Oxfordshire and surrounding areas are most welcome to join in http://tinyurl.com/6blgmgz