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CAS and CAS-related events for teachers in the North East of England.

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7 events found


Impact with iPad
Venue: Discovery Museum, Newcastle NE1 4JA
Organiser(s): Jordan Graham (jordan.graham@northumberland.gov.uk), Northumberland County Council
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Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3
Charge: Free
Description:

We’re holding a hands-on iPad event at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle, exclusively for trainee teachers. The afternoon will consist of four fun, hands-on workshops which will provide you with a range of ideas to make an impact with iPads in your classroom. Workshops will include:
- Improving literacy standards through film making.
- Creating Soundscapes with Garageband
- Creating multimedia digital books.
- Coding with iPad, including a chance to try out the new Sphero Bolt.

CAS North Cumbria Primary Community Meeting
Venue: Castle Carrock Primary School, Brampton CA8 9LU
Organiser(s): Rebecca Stacey (northcumbriaprimary@computingatschool.org.uk), Castle Carrock Primary School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free
Description:

Introduction, network and exhibition of current Primary Computing
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Time Topic
15:45 Registration and Refreshments
15:55 Exhibition in school hall - ideas, new equipment and lessons
16:30 Thinking about the future - Rebecca Stacey
16:55 Rethinking E-Safety
17:15 Network, Feedback Survey and Close

CAS North East Regional Conference
Venue: Newcastle University, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG
Organiser(s): Nick Cook (nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University; Chris Napier (chris.napier@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University; Louise Talbot (cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: £35 by credit card, £40 by invoice
Description:

This conference covers computing in the primary and secondary curriculum. Workshops will be delivered by national and regional experts in teaching computing, plus keynotes from Sue Sentance of Raspberry Pi Foundation and Paul Maddison of North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit. See the conference home page (http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/2019/conference/) for programme details and registration information.

Object Oriented Programming for A level teachers
Venue: Room 3.018 (C), Newcastle University, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG
Organiser(s): Nick Cook (nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

This free teacher training event focused on object-oriented programming is the first of a new series delivered by Newcastle University as part of the national Isaac Computer Science programme for A level teachers and students (see: http://isaaccomputerscience.org/). The training is for classroom teachers who either already teach computer science at AS/A level, or who want to improve their skills to start teaching A Level Computer Science in the future. This workshop is a repeat of the session that took place on 31 January 2019 at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Cambridge.

Topic: Object Oriented Programming

Equipment Required: You can work on our cluster machines and bring a USB stick to take away your work or bring your own laptop with a Python 3 IDE installed.

Experience Level: As this is a course for teaching computer science at AS/A Level, some experience of Python is needed.

Outcomes: You will create a working, teachable example to take back to your classroom that will allow you to explain and demonstrate the key concepts of OOP including classes, objects, and inheritance.

The course includes a free sandwich lunch.

CAS North Cumbria Secondary Community Meeting
Venue: William Howard School, Brampton CA8 1AR
Organiser(s): Sharon Angland (sangland@williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk), William Howard School
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Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Masterclass for A level students on object oriented programming and robotics
Venue: Room 3.018 (C), Newcastle University, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG
Organiser(s): Nick Cook (nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

This is a free masterclass for A-level students, which will focus on object-oriented programming challenges and robotics. The masterclass is part of the national Isaac Computer Science programme for A-level teachers and students (see: http://isaaccomputerscience.org/). It will be delivered by Newcastle University.

In the morning, you will take part in challenges on the Isaac Computer Science platform, and in the afternoon, you will do C++ robotics/Arduino programming.

A free sandwich lunch will be provided.

All equipment will be provided.

Experience Level: This masterclass is designed for A level Computer Science students.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the differences between the procedural and object-oriented programming paradigms
- Know why the object-oriented paradigm is used
- Understand inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism, composition, and overriding
- Gain practical experience in programming robots in an object-oriented language

Boolean Logic for A level teachers
Venue: Room 3.018 (C), Newcastle University, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG
Organiser(s): Nick Cook (nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk), Newcastle University
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

This is a free teacher training event focused on Boolean logic. It is part of the national Isaac Computer Science programme for A-level teachers and students (see: http://isaaccomputerscience.org/), and will be delivered by Newcastle University. The training is for classroom teachers who already teach Computer Science at AS/A level, or who want to improve their skills in order to start teaching A level Computer Science. A free sandwich lunch will be provided.

Outcomes:
- Construct truth tables for the logic gates NOT, AND, OR, XOR, NAND, NOR
- Draw logic gate diagrams using NOT, AND, OR, XOR, NAND, NOR
- Complete a truth table for a given logic gate circuit
- Write a Boolean expression for a given logic gate circuit
- Draw an equivalent logic gate circuit for a given Boolean expression
- Trace the logic of the circuits for a half adder and full adder
- Construct the circuit for a half adder
- Be familiar with the use of the D-type flip-flop as a memory unit
- Use laws to manipulate and simplify Boolean expressions: De Morgan’s laws, distribution, association, commutation, double negation
- Use a Karnaugh map to simplify a Boolean expression