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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.


22 events found


Creative Computing for Key Stage 3
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 3
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS3
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:

Designed for Heads of Computing, and others with a key role in teaching and leading computing, this three-day course will help you plan and deliver an inclusive curriculum appropriate for all pupils in Key Stage 3. Whether you are an experienced teacher or leader of computing looking to reinvigorate the subject, or have come to computing from another subject area or after training, this course will give you the confidence to forward plan and to raise the profile of the subject.

The 3-day course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a Key Stage 3 curriculum that leads to increased engagement and student success, inspiring and preparing students to study the subject to GCSE and beyond. The course is based on firm evidence and experience, and will help you develop an understanding of what works best in the context of your own school.

Working under the guidance of experienced practitioners topics will include:

Curriculum design
Building an inclusive curriculum
Resourcing the computing curriculum
Applying the lastest research to the classroom
Growing the departmental profile in the school
Constructing and delivering engaging lessons
Physical computing
Enriching the curriculum

Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS3
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:

Computer programs are written in a language that humans understand, but what about the computer itself? Every piece of software, and the instructions and data it contains, is made up of 1’s and 0’s, pushed around the parts of a computer system.

This course opens the box, looking at the components of a computer, what they do and how they work together in computer systems. You’ll learn about the processor that sits at the centre, as well as memory, storage and the other key pieces of hardware.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence to equip your students with for their exams.

If you are interested in this course please register your interest by following this link https://www.stem.org.uk/register-your-interest-computing-cpd

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid.

Algorithms in GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in computer science. To reach their full potential, students of GCSE computer science need to be confident in using decomposition and abstraction to solve problems.

This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods.

You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE Computer Science, the CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Networks and cyber-security in GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

Networked computers, and cyber-security issues, are the focus of this two-day professional development. Gain comprehensive knowledge of the hardware and software systems that comprise networks, including the globally connected systems forming the internet. We will demystify the numerous protocols, network topologies and key applications used for data transfer between computers, and help you make learning relevant and engaging to students.

Based in this knowledge of networks, you’ll also develop your knowledge of computer security including measures to guard against a range of threats, both technical and behavioural. You’ll learn about vulnerabilities – where they come from, how they are exploited, and what can be done about them; knowledge which helps inform your students and make them safer online citizens.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Breaking down barriers in Primary Computing
Venue: Port of Blyth Training Services, Port Training Services, Blyth NE24 3PA
Organiser(s): Sarah Zaman (sarah.zaman@computingatschool.org.uk), CAS Community Outreach
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End:
Type: Other CAS CPD
Target Key Stages: KS2
Charge: Free
Description:

A morning of free Computing CPD with Code Club NE and CAS Northumberland. Hands on workshop for KS2 teachers using Scratch then moving on to physical programming with the Crumble controller.
Programme:
Time Topic
10:00 Introductions
10:10 Code Club and Scratch Workshop
11.00 CAS, NCCE and Crumble Physical Computing workshop
11:50 Questions and close

Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

The level of programming skill required for GCSE becomes demanding, and may seem daunting for those without a programming background. This professional development aims to take you from novice programmer to competent teacher of Python programming. You’ll be walked through the fundamentals of programming, with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science.

You’ll find out about writing easy-to-understand code to collect, process and display data. Develop your knowledge of data types, and how data structures are manipulated in python programs. Become confident in using logic and arithmetic to write efficient code to execute algorithms. New program code almost always contains errors; you’ll become adept at identifying and correcting them, and testing the functionality of your code.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for assessments.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid.

Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

The level of programming skill required for GCSE becomes demanding, and may seem daunting for those without a programming background. This professional development aims to take you from novice programmer to competent teacher of Python programming. You’ll be walked through the fundamentals of programming, with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science.

You’ll find out about writing easy-to-understand code to collect, process and display data. Develop your knowledge of data types, and how data structures are manipulated in python programs. Become confident in using logic and arithmetic to write efficient code to execute algorithms. New program code almost always contains errors; you’ll become adept at identifying and correcting them, and testing the functionality of your code.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for assessments.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid.

Primary programming and algorithms
Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ
Start:
End:
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.

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.

Algorithms in GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in computer science. To reach their full potential, students of GCSE computer science need to be confident in using decomposition and abstraction to solve problems.

This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods.

You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE Computer Science, the CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme.

The level of programming skill required for GCSE becomes demanding, and may seem daunting for those without a programming background. This professional development aims to take you from novice programmer to competent teacher of Python programming. You’ll be walked through the fundamentals of programming, with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science.

You’ll find out about writing easy-to-understand code to collect, process and display data. Develop your knowledge of data types, and how data structures are manipulated in python programs. Become confident in using logic and arithmetic to write efficient code to execute algorithms. New program code almost always contains errors; you’ll become adept at identifying and correcting them, and testing the functionality of your code.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for assessments.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid.

Creative Computing for Key Stage 3
Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 3
Type: NCCE CPD
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:

Designed for Heads of Computing, and others with a key role in teaching and leading computing, this three-day course will help you plan and deliver an inclusive curriculum appropriate for all pupils in Key Stage 3. Whether you are an experienced teacher or leader of computing looking to reinvigorate the subject, or have come to computing from another subject area or after training, this course will give you the confidence to forward plan and to raise the profile of the subject.

The 3-day course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a Key Stage 3 curriculum that leads to increased engagement and student success, inspiring and preparing students to study the subject to GCSE and beyond. The course is based on firm evidence and experience, and will help you develop an understanding of what works best in the context of your own school.

Working under the guidance of experienced practitioners topics will include:

Curriculum design
Building an inclusive curriculum
Resourcing the computing curriculum
Applying the lastest research to the classroom
Growing the departmental profile in the school
Constructing and delivering engaging lessons
Physical computing
Enriching the curriculum

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS1
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:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing
Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS1
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:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing
Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS1
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:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing
Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: 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:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Primary programming and algorithms
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
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.

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing
Venue: Ashington Town Hall, Ashington NE63 8RU
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: 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:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This professional development complements the one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Primary programming and algorithms
Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF
Start:
End:
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.

Algorithms in GCSE computer science
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS4
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:

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in computer science. To reach their full potential, students of GCSE computer science need to be confident in using decomposition and abstraction to solve problems.

This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods.

You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE Computer Science, the CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing
Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: KS1
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:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing
Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ
Start:
End:
Number of sessions: 2
Type: NCCE CPD
Target Key Stages: 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:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This professional development complements the one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Primary programming and algorithms
Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD
Start:
End:
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.


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