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Current North East Events

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

Current events are listed below.

The National Centre for Computing Education now has a full programme of CPD for primary and secondary teachers that is not included below. Please sign up on their site: https://teachcomputing.org/ to keep up-to-date with what they offer.

Web listings of current, past and all events are available. URLs of the form: http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/yyyy/mm/dd/ will list events by year, by year and month, and by year, month and day.


8 events found


Primary programming and algorithms
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
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Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details.
Description:

Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. Algorithms are clear and unambiguous instructions to solve problems which can often be translated using a programming language for a computer to follow. By thinking computationally, children can harness the power of computers to extend their capabilities.

Teachers may wish to attend teaching and leading key stage 1 or key stage 2 computing before participating in this CPD

During this one-day professional development, you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement.

The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.

CAS Gateshead Primary and Secondary Community Meeting
Venue: Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead NE9 6RZ
Organiser(s): Marty Edwards (marty.edwards@learnitcomputeit.com), Learn IT Compute IT
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Type: CAS Community Meeting
Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

We are really excited to announce the first CAS Gateshead Community meetings which is taking place on Thursday 7th November at Cardinal Hulme in Gateshead from 4.15pm to 6pm. This is a little bit of a relaunch of the community with myself, Marty Edwards, as the new community leader and Cardinal Hulme's new conference suite as the venue. Our main aim is to build a network of support between computing teachers across Primary and Secondary schools across all key stages.

Our first community meeting will be a networking meeting. We would like to give like-minded computing practitioners to be able to meet in a friendly and in-formal environment so that they can collaborate and share good practise.

In addition, we would like to update everyone about the support now available from the three National Centre for Computing Education Hubs in our region. The Computing Hubs will provide tailored support to all computing teachers (primary, secondary and colleges). They have a wide range of funded courses starting as early as November covering all key stages

Beginner Raspberry Pi Training
Venue: Valley Gardens Middle School, Whitley Bay NE25 9AQ
Organiser(s): David Fairlamb (david.fairlamb@valleygardensmiddle.org), Valley Gardens Middle School
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Type: Other
Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: See booking information
Description:

Learning what a Raspberry Pi can do and a beginners workshop on how how to program in Minecraft.

Isaac CS/NCCE A level Masterclass on Modelling Biological Systems
Venue: 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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Type: Isaac Student Masterclass
Target Key Stages: KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

This masterclass has two parts. In the first part, students will work through topics on the Isaac CS platform. In the second part, you will find out how to develop and program models of dynamic biological systems such as pandemics and predator/prey ecosystems. You will program simple agents and explore the group behaviour that can emerge from their random interactions. You will discover how you can use computational models to answer questions such as: How long on average does it take a disease to infect a whole population? What is the impact of immunisation on the spread of disease? How do predator/prey ecosystems reach balance where both species can survive? What combinations of predator and prey populations lead to extinction? And you will see how to produce simple animations of these systems.
A free sandwich lunch will be provided.

CAS Port of Blyth Primary Community Meeting
Venue: Port Training Services, Blyth NE24 3PA
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Type: CAS Community Meeting
Charge: Free
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First of our Computing meetings as part of Blyth STEM hub

CAS Morpeth Mixed Community Meeting
Venue: 3.018 (C),
Organiser(s): Jordan Graham (jordan.graham@northumberland.gov.uk), Northumberland County Council
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Type: CAS Community Meeting
Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Charge: See booking information
CAS Newcastle Central Primary Community Meeting
Venue: West Jesmond Primary School, Newcastle NE2 3AJ
Organiser(s): Karl McGrath (wmar@westjesmond.newcastle.sch.uk), West Jesmond Primary School
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Type: CAS Community Meeting
Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free
Description:

Time Topic
16:00 Registration and Refreshments
16:10 Introduction
16:30 Teaching unplugged with Barefoot
17:15 Support on progression of skills
17:30 Feedback Survey and Close

Isaac CS A level CPD on Data Structures, Algorithms and Algorithmic Complexity
Venue: 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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Type: Isaac CS CPD
Target Key Stages: KS5
Charge: Free
Description:

This session will cover A level topics on data structures, algorithms and algorithmic complexity including: stacks, queues, graphs and trees; searching and sorting algorithms; and analysis of algorithms and the Big O notation.
Refreshments and a free sandwich lunch will be provided.


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