North East Events (2015)

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Event(s) in 2015

48 events found


Hack to the Future
Organiser(s): Alan O'Donohoe
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Longfield Academy of Sport <http://www.longfield.uk.com/>, Darlington DL3 0HT
Description:

The aim of this Hack To The Future event is to inspire and engage the digital creators of tomorrow and at the same time to develop outstanding teachers of Computing. We will be working with a group of up to 200 pupils with a range of learning experiences and there are a number of ways you can benefit, contribute or participate.


Family Hack Jam
Organiser(s): Alan O'Donohoe
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Longfield Academy of Sport <http://www.longfield.uk.com/>, Darlington DL3 0HT
Description:

The aim of this Family Hack Jam event is to bring friends and families together to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, through an enjoyable, team-based problem-solving evening. We invite you to join us and up to 150 other children and adults from a range of ages and experience levels for an evening of family fun, competition and games. Please note that children must be supervised by an adult.


Raspberry Jam
Organiser(s): Alan O'Donohoe
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Longfield Academy of Sport <http://www.longfield.uk.com/>, Darlington DL3 0HT
Description:

The aim of this Raspberry Jam event is to bring people together from across a wide area to discover the exciting potential of the Raspberry Pi computer. We invite you to join us and up to 300 other children and adults from a range of ages, backgrounds and experience levels for a day of computing fun, talks, demonstrations and hands-on workshops.


Introduction to Python
Organiser(s): Andrew Charlton <andrew.charlton@venerablebede.co.uk>, Venerable Bede CoE Academy
Speaker(s): Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy
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Number of sessions: 4
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £120 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Harton Technology College <http://www.harton-tc.co.uk>, South Shields NE34 6DL
Description:

This course is designed for absolute newcomers to programming in general, and the Python programming language in particular. You will learn about the basic constructs of the language and how to put them together to write simple programs.


An introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures for KS5
Organiser(s): Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School
Speaker(s): Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School
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Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5
Charge: £35 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Kings Priory School <http://www.kingsprioryschool.co.uk/>, Tynemouth NE30 4RF
Description:

An introduction to algorithms and data structures for A Level. This course aims to give teachers an understanding of some of the common data structures covered at A Level. This has been devised by looking at what will be expected for the new 2015 syllabuses.


CAS Teesside Primary Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Dan Mount <MEDMount@sbcschools.org.uk>, St Mark's Elm Tree CEVA Primary School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free
Venue: Egglescliffe CEVC Primary School <http://www.egglescliffepri.stockton.sch.uk>, Egglescliffe TS16 9BT
Description:

Programme
16:00 - 16:15 Refreshments
16:15 - 17:15 Workshop One: Barefoot Computing - An introduction and guide to online resources
17:15 - 17:45 Workshop Two: Digital Literacy and Social Media discussion
17:45 - 18:00 - Feedback and close
We should also have QuickStart computing packs for teachers to take away on the evening, along with a brief demonstration of the pack.


Computer Coding Concepts at KS1 and KS2
Organiser(s): Kelly Smith <kelly.smith12@gmail.com>, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
Speaker(s): Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: £35 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary <http://www.ourladyoflourdes.durham.sch.uk/>, Shotton DH6 2JQ
Description:

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no prior experience of teaching computer programming. It is designed to equip and prepare KS1 and 2 teachers with the confidence, inspiration and motivation that they need to introduce and develop computer programming in their school.


Problem Solving with Python
Organiser(s): CS Outreach <cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University
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Number of sessions: 8
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £200
Venue: 10.05 Claremont Tower, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

This course will be delivered in two four week blocks (24 February-17 March and 14 April-15 May). In the first block, we will use Python Turtle graphics to solve problems that introduce variables, data types, selection, iteration, lists and functions. Python will be the primary programming language. In addition, we will use Scratch for prototyping and to reinforce program structure. In the second block we will build on the material from the first four weeks to solve further problems and extend programming in Python to more advanced topics.


Keep Calm and Compute - getting to grips with the new Computing Program of Study
Organiser(s): Simon Finch <simon.finch@northerngrid.org>, NorthernGrid for Learning
Speaker(s): Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3
Charge: Free to Northern Grid partner schools, £40 (excl. VAT) for non partner schools
Venue: Inspire2learn <http://inspire2learnblog.com/>, Middlesbrough TS6 9AE
Description:

This session will cover: Breaking down the new Computing POS for KS1,2 & 3; guidance on innovative delivery methods; hands on activities to develop confidence; guidance on implementing the new POS; and time to develop skills and confidence in computing.


Keep Calm and Compute - getting to grips with the new Computing Program of Study
Organiser(s): Simon Finch <simon.finch@northerngrid.org>, NorthernGrid for Learning
Speaker(s): Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3
Charge: Free to Northern Grid partner schools, £40 (excl. VAT) for non partner schools
Venue: North Tyneside CLC <http://www.ntclc.org.uk/>, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ
Description:

This session will cover: Breaking down the new Computing POS for KS1,2 & 3; guidance on innovative delivery methods; hands on activities to develop confidence; guidance on implementing the new POS; and time to develop skills and confidence in computing.


Preparing to Teach AQA AS/A-level Computer Science
Organiser(s): Samantha Higson <shigson@aqa.org.uk>, AQA
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Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Small Exhibition Space, Great North Museum, Newcastle NE2 4PT
Description:

A free AQA teacher training event hosted by Newcastle University: from lesson planning and teaching resources, to the issues and expected outcomes of the new A level assessment. The event provides: guidance on course planning including the co-teaching of AS and A-level; advice on teaching the trickier topics, such as assembly code and algorithm; a review of example students answers to questions on the specimen papers; a closer look at the requirements for the non-exam assessment (A-level only); an opportunity to talk and share ideas with other teachers and ask any questions.


Learning How to Teach App Inventor - 3 sessions over 3 weeks
Organiser(s): Paul Robson <probson@cramlingtonlv.co.uk>, Cramlington Learning Village
Speaker(s): Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village
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Number of sessions: 3
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £100 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Cramlington Learning Village <http://www.cramlingtonlv.co.uk/>, Cramlington NE23 6BN
Description:

This course of 3 sessions over 3 weeks is for teachers who want to learn the skills required to teach App Inventor to their learners. It will go from a basic level to a level good enough to take on a controlled assessment. There will also be hints and tips from experience in terms of what seems to work and pitfalls preparing learners.


Teaching Communication and Networks in Primary Computing
Organiser(s): Kelly Smith <kelly.smith12@gmail.com>, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
Speaker(s): Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
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Target Key Stages: KS2
Charge: £35 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary <http://www.ourladyoflourdes.durham.sch.uk/>, Shotton DH6 2JQ
Description:

Ideally suited to KS2 teachers looking to develop their skills and gain a better understanding of the Primary computing curriculum, this course will develop an understanding of computer networks, including the internet (with some links to data and representation).


Starting with Little Man Computer
Organiser(s): Lee Willis <lee.willis@shhs.org.uk>, Sacred Heart Catholic High School
Speaker(s): Lee Willis, Sacred Heart Catholic High School
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Number of sessions: 3
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £105 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: The Mill, 6th Floor Claremont Bridge, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

The aim of this 3 session course is to introduce people to the wonders of the Little Man Computer (LMC), a highly effective way of demonstrating how CPUs work. With Computing being taken up at all key stages, this is a central concept to their use. Also, OCR GCSE Computing has use of the LMC at its very core. This course will have a focus on teaching this at all of these levels.


CAS North East and Barefoot Computing Regional Conference
Organiser(s): CS Outreach <cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University
Speaker(s): Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy; Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London; Veronica Dunn, Caldew School; Claire Graham, North Tyneside CLC; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School; Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village; Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary; Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School; Lee Willis, Sacred Heart Catholic High School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: £50
Venue: Great North Museum, Newcastle NE2 4PT
Description:

This conference covers computing in the primary and secondary curriculum. Paul Curzon of CS4Fun will deliver the keynote. Workshops will be delivered by Sue Sentance and Mark Dorling of the CAS national team, Zoe Ross and Jane Waite of the Barefoot national team and by CAS Master Teachers and other school computing specialists from around the region. See the conference home page (http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/2015/conference/) for programme details and registration information.


Model, Embed, Engage - an esafety update event for all schools
Organiser(s): Simon Finch <simon.finch@northerngrid.org>, NorthernGrid for Learning
Speaker(s): Simon Finch, NorthernGrid for Learning
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free to Northern Grid partner schools, £40 (excl. VAT) for non partner schools
Venue: The Langdale Centre, Wallsend NE28 0HG
Description:

The session will cover issues relating to: Ofsted expectations and requirements; Cyberbullying; Sexting; Self harm; Online reputation and Practical guidance on how to improve and support online behaviour of adults and young people.


CAS Durham Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Amanda Stewart <amanda.stewart@durham.gov.uk>, Durham County Council
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: St Bede's Catholic School & 6th Form College <http://stbedes.durham.sch.uk/>, Lanchester DH7 0RD
Description:

The event is for primary and secondary colleagues in and around the Durham area. The meeting is a chance to share practice relating to the implementation of the new computing curriculum.
If you would like to sign up to share good practice then please contact Hub Leader Amanda Stewart on amanda.stewart@durham.gov.uk with details of what you would like to share, whether your audience is primary/secondary or mixed and how much time you will need.
Provisional Agenda:
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Welcome, introductions and refreshments
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Ben Garside – Networks and Communications in the Classroom
5pm – 5:15pm: Paul Williams – Quick Start Computing
5:15pm - 5:30pm: Sharon Briggs – Using Rapid Router
5:30pm – 5:45pm: – Paul McPartlin - Raspberry Pi’s
5:45pm-6:00pm - James Hill – An undergraduate perspective on Computing Education

6pm – 6:15pm – questions and AOB.


CAS Teesside Hub GCSE Moderation Meeting
Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School
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Target Key Stages: KS4
Charge: Free
Venue: Outwood Academy Acklam <http://www.acklam.outwood.com/>, Middlesbrough TS5 7JY
Description:

With many schools assessing controlled assessment for GCSE Computing for the first time, this is a chance to get together with teachers from other schools and moderate work together. You are welcome whether you're teaching the OCR spec, AQA, Edexcel or WJEC. It is essential that you bring some work with you (not original copies, please!). We will be working in small groups to cross-moderate each others' work and if you don't bring any work then there will be nothing to moderate!

Please note that this session is NOT endorsed by any of the exam boards.


The CPU, Fetch Execute Cycle, Binary Logic (Logic Gates) KS4/5
Organiser(s): Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School
Speaker(s): Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School
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Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5
Charge: £35 plus £2.75 eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Kings Priory School <http://www.kingsprioryschool.co.uk/>, Tynemouth NE30 4RF
Description:

This course is aimed at teachers who are new to teaching Computer Science at GCSE and will address the aspects of computing hardware associated with the processor and the fetch execute cycle. It will also introduce logic gates and circuits.


GCSE Controlled Assessment Moderation/Standardisation
Organiser(s): Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School
Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School
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Target Key Stages: KS4
Charge: Free
Venue: Kings Priory School <http://www.kingsprioryschool.co.uk/>, Tynemouth NE30 4RF
Description:

This event is for those teachers of GCSE Computing/Computer Science who wish to carry out some moderation/standardisation with other teachers. The session will be informal but a good chance to network with peers and look at the standards required for controlled assessment tasks. It will be helpful if teachers bring samples of work, but we strongly suggest that you do not bring originals. Teachers following any exam board (OCR, AQA, WJEC and Edexcel) are welcome.


Model, Embed, Engage - an esafety update event for all schools
Organiser(s): Simon Finch <simon.finch@northerngrid.org>, NorthernGrid for Learning
Speaker(s): Simon Finch, NorthernGrid for Learning
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free to Northern Grid partner schools, £40 (excl. VAT) for non partner schools
Venue: The Education Centre, Stockton TS20 1PR
Description:

The session will cover issues relating to: Ofsted expectations and requirements; Cyberbullying; Sexting; Self harm; Online reputation and Practical guidance on how to improve and support online behaviour of adults and young people.


CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Mike Carter <m.carterlea@gmail.com>, TynCan Learning; Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Amanda Hayward, Openzone @ The Word; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School; Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village; Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: 1.01 Claremont Tower, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

This hub meeting will include practical workshops for primary and secondary computing, as follows:

- Session 1 - Primary Workshop and Secondary Workshop to run in parallel
- Break and networking
- Session 2 - Primary Workshop and Secondary Workshop to run in parallel
- Hub Business, Wrap Up and networking

Nick Cook will deliver a hands-on workshop on the use of sensors and motors in primary (including Scratch programming with WeDo). Jeanette Patterson will deliver a secondary session on A level computing.


Learning Linux - How do all the Commands Work?
Organiser(s): Paul Robson <probson@cramlingtonlv.co.uk>, Cramlington Learning Village
Speaker(s): Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village
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Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £100 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Cramlington Learning Village <http://www.cramlingtonlv.co.uk/>, Cramlington NE23 6BN
Description:

Learn how to use Linux to a good standard. This course is for teachers who want to learn how to use the Linux terminal. It will teach you a range of commands that are useful for the controlled assessment. There will also be some information on different ways you can get Linux working on your network. By the end you will be able to teach the commands to your learners so that they should be ready to take on the controlled assessment.


Intermediate Python
Organiser(s): Andrew Charlton <andrew.charlton@venerablebede.co.uk>, Venerable Bede CoE Academy
Speaker(s): Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy
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Number of sessions: 4
Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5
Charge: £120 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Harton Technology College <http://www.harton-tc.co.uk>, South Shields NE34 6DL
Description:

This course is aimed at people who already have a basic grasp of Python (eg using conditionals, for loops, defining functions). It introduces a range of more advanced topics which students will encounter at GCSE and A Level.


CAS Carlisle Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Veronica Dunn <vdunn@caldew.cumbria.sch.uk>, Caldew School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Caldew School <http://caldew.cumbria.sch.uk/>, Carlisle CA5 7NN
Description:

A chance to have another look at the Quickstart Resources and discuss with other teachers which activities they have found useful. Also, an opportunity to try using Picoboards with Scratch - a sensor board with light, sound, slider and button sensors which can control the movement and appearance of sprites.


Creative Technology: Beyond the Code - IT Skills for Schools
Organiser(s): Graham Jordan <graham.jordan@dynamonortheast.co.uk>, Dynamo North East
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Gateshead College <http://www.gateshead.ac.uk/>, Gateshead NE8 3BE
Description:

This event will bring schools, providers and initiatives together to share practical advice and experience and work towards:
- More coding clubs and maker clubs in schools
- Connecting schools with CPD and funding opportunities
- Greater awareness of prospects of careers in IT
- More women in IT
- More IT apprentices
- Support for schools with the computing curriculum / building coding skills
- More IT companies engaging with schools around work experience, being a governor, sponsoring activities etc.
The event is part of Dynamo's IT Skills workstream, organised and hosted by Gateshead College, and inspired by an idea from Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy in Birtley.


Computational Thinking and Algorithms at KS1 and KS2
Organiser(s): Kelly Smith <kelly.smith12@gmail.com>, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
Speaker(s): Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: £35 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary <http://www.ourladyoflourdes.durham.sch.uk/>, Shotton DH6 2JQ
Description:

This course is designed for teachers who are looking to develop their understanding of the new computing curriculum. It will help KS1 and 2 teachers gain confidence in many key areas such as algorithms and problem solving, the application of computational thinking and logical reasoning, cross curricular activities.


eSafety: Protecting Your Professional Identity!
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Charge: Free
Venue: The Stoneybeck, Penrith CA11 8RP
Description:

How might YOUR online reputation affect you? An eSaftey event in collaboration with the NUT. It is free to NUT Members and £10 to non member (payable at the event). A light buffet will be served from 4.30pm.

Martyn Soulsby is a Y6 teacher and member of the Leadership team at North Lakes School in Penrith. He is a newly appointed Level 2 CAS Master Teacher.


Introduction to Programming with Python
Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School
Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School
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Number of sessions: 4
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: £120 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Egglescliffe School <http://www.egglescliffe.org.uk/>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA
Description:

This 4 week course is aimed at teachers who want to prepare to teach computer programming at KS3, KS4 or KS5, although anyone with an interest in learning to program will benefit. Similarly, although the course focuses on the Python language, many of the skills are directly transferable to Java, C++, Visual Basic and other prgoramming languages. No prior programming experience is required and all equipment & software is provided for you as well as l tea/coffee and biscuits. The course is delivered by Mark Clarkson, a currently practising teacher and CAS Master Teacher.


Beginner's guide to Javascript
Organiser(s): Lee Willis <lee.willis@shhs.org.uk>, Sacred Heart Catholic High School
Speaker(s): Lee Willis, Sacred Heart Catholic High School
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Number of sessions: 3
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £105 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: 6.02A Claremont Tower, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

With the new Computing Curriculum requiring the knowledge of two languages, Javascript is a perfect fit, as a first or second language. This course will start for absolute beginners and, by the end, assist those who are undertaking the relevant controlled assessment.


CAS Sunderland Hub Summer Meeting
Organiser(s): Ben Hughes <hughes.b@sandhillview.com>, Sandhill View Academy
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: 3rd Floor, David Goldman Building, Sunderland University <http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/faculties/es/ourfaculty/ourdepartments/departmentofeducation/>, Department of Education, Sunderland SR6 0DD
Description:

This CAS Hub Meeting will cover:

Primary
- kodu
- greenfoot

Secondary

- computer components and pulling a computer apart
- app inventor
- inside the processor
- computational thinking


CAS Teesside Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School
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Target Key Stages: KS3
Charge: Free
Venue: Egglescliffe School <http://www.egglescliffe.org.uk/>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA
Description:

CAS Teesside Hub Meeting about the KS3 curriculum. We're one year on from the official start of the new Programme of Study, so how have things gone? Is your department moving towards complete coverage, or are you just starting out? What have been the successes, and challenges, this year? What worked? What ideas can you share with others and what ideas will you take away?


Using Linux and the Command Line
Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School
Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School
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Number of sessions: 2
Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £35 plus eventbrite booking fee
Venue: Egglescliffe School <http://www.egglescliffe.org.uk/>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA
Description:

This two part course is designed to provide a gentle introduction to using Linux in a classroom environment. Using old PCs, Raspberry Pis or online systems it is possible to give students access to a command line environment which can help with their understanding of HCI (GCSE ICT and GCSE Computing) as well as introducing a hands on approach to networking.

The course comprises 2 twilight sessions: 16:30-18:30 on 30 June and 14 July.


National STEM Centre Primary Computing Conference for Teachers and TAs
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: £229 (but £337 bursaries available to state funded schools)
Venue: National STEM Centre, York YO10 5DD
Description:

This course is aimed at primary Computing coordinators, leadership, classroom teachers and assistants.

Keynote, Assessment in Primary Computing: Phil Bagge (Computing Inspector/Advisor working for Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service, Primary CAS Master Teacher and Regional Coordinator)

Optional Sessions on: App Design - LEGO - Using Tablets in the Primary Classroom - Teaching an Inclusive Computing Curriculum - Learning with Beebots

This course has a fee of £229, a £337 bursary will be available for state funded schools to support with fees and expenses.


CAS Durham Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Amanda Stewart <amanda.stewart@durham.gov.uk>, Durham County Council
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: St Bede's Catholic School & 6th Form College <http://stbedes.durham.sch.uk/>, Lanchester DH7 0RD
Description:

The summer term CAS hub meeting is for primary and secondary colleagues in and around the Durham area. The meeting is a chance to share practice relating to the implementation of the new computing curriculum. If you would like to sign up to share good practice then please contact Hub Leader Amanda Stewart on amanda.stewart@durham.gov.uk with details of what you would like to share, whether your audience is primary/secondary or mixed and how much time you will need.


CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Mike Carter <m.carterlea@gmail.com>, TynCan Learning; Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School
Speaker(s): Mike Carter, TynCan Learning; Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy; Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: 1.01 Claremont Tower, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

This hub meeting will have a similar format to the 6 May meeting with workshops for both primary and secondary. These will include:

- unit testing - a systematic approach to testing programs
- unplugged puzzles and maps that demonstrate computational thinking in practice and the connection between city tours and checking that a computer system will work correctly
- approaches to problem solving
- tools and apps for digital literacy

The hub is also an opportunity for you to share practice and experience in an informal session. If you have something to contribute, from a few minutes to a longer session, just contact Mike (mike@tyncan.com), Jeanette (jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk) or Nick (nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk).


CAS North East BBC micro:bit Roadshow for Secondary Teachers
Organiser(s): CS Outreach <cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS3
Charge: Free
Venue: Brae Cluster, 1.31 Daysh Building, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

CAS North East is hosting the BBC Micro:Bit Roadshow for the North East of England at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University. The event is organised through Computing At School in collaboration with Microsoft, the BBC and other Micro:Bit partners.
The BBC micro:bit is the new pocket size computer that will be given free to every Year 7 child later this term.
This is a hands on workshop aimed at Secondary Teachers who are keen to share the skills gained in this workshop with their Secondary colleagues. CAS Secondary Master Teachers, NoE Hub leaders, NoE Lead Schools, Local Authority Trainers, Secondary school cluster representatives are particularly encouraged to sign up.


CAS Sunderland Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Ben Hughes <hughes.b@sandhillview.com>, Sandhill View Academy
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Sandhill View Academy <http://www.sandhillview.com/>, Sunderland SR3 4EN
Description:

Come and help us re-launch the CAS Sunderland hub! Share your experiences of one year of teaching the new curriculum. collaborate with a peer network!

Light Refreshments available

Programme
16.00 - 16.05 Introduction and Welcome - What is CAS? Why you should join us?
16.05 - 16.15 - Round table networking - who we are, what CPD do you want?
16.15 - 16.45– Workshop One: Success with GCSE computing - OCR focus
1645 – 17.15 - Workshop Two: Assessment in KS2/3
17.15 - 18.00 - Feedback, AOB, networking and close


CAS Durham Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Paul Williams <williams.p1@strobertofnewminster.co.uk>, St Robert of Newminster RC School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Durham Johnston Comprehensive School <http://www.durhamjohnston.org.uk>, Durham DH1 4SU
Description:

The event is for primary and secondary colleagues in and around the Durham area. The meeting is a chance to share practice relating to the implementation of the new computing curriculum.

If you would like to sign up to share good practice then please contact Hub Leader Paul Williams on paul.williams@computingatschool.org.uk with details of what you would like to share, whether your audience is primary/secondary or mixed and how much time you will need.


CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Mike Carter <m.carterlea@gmail.com>, TynCan Learning
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Description:

The first Hub meeting of the school year will be held at Newcastle University. The BuildIT team from North Tyneside will provide hands-on physical computing using the raspberry pi computer. The University will run a hands-on session on CrumbleBots – simple, inexpensive, yet feature-rich robots appropriate to KS2 and KS3. We will also discuss plans for BBC micro:bit training.

We would very much welcome colleagues sharing what they have been doing in their classrooms across the region. If you would like to share your work please contact Mike Carter mike@tyncan.com

A full agenda will be posted shortly.


Programming for Beginners
Organiser(s): Ben Hughes <hughes.b@sandhillview.com>, Sandhill View Academy
Speaker(s): Ben Hughes, Sandhill View Academy
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: £110 full day, £60 half day (plus eventbrite fees)
Venue: Sandhill View Academy <http://www.sandhillview.com/>, Sunderland SR3 4EN
Description:

Morning - suitable for KS1 to KS3
- introducing the concept of algorithms
- designing basic algorithms
- using iterationand selection in algorithms

Afternoon - suitable for KS3 to KS5
- using iteration and selection in a drag-and-drop environment (Scratch)
- using iteration and selection in a text-based environment (Python)
- debugging programs (logic and syntax errors)

You can book for a half day or whole day.

This is part of a series of sessions for the academic year 2015-16 delivered by Sunderland CAS Master Teachers that have need developed in response to a training needs survey completed by 30+ local teachers. Discounts are available for booking multiple sessions from the series.


CAS Teesside Hub meeting
Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School
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Charge: Free
Venue: Trinity Catholic College <http://trinitycatholiccollege.org.uk/>, Middlesbrough TS4 3JW
Description:

With various challenges and changes affecting the provision that schools offer at KS4 and KS5 we've managed to acquire OCR expert Rob Leeman's time for a few hours. Rob is one of the key people behind OCR's Computing qualifications and is active on social media supporting teachers as well as his work behind the scenes.

There will be a chance to find out about the best ways to deliver and assess the current GCSE specification, a look ahead to next year's redeveloped specification and discussion of the current A Level offering.

There will also be a chance to catch up with other teachers from the area and share triumphs, challenges and inspiration.


STEM Advisory Network Meeting
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Sunderland College, Sunderland SR3 4AH
Description:

A quick-fire round-up from some of the region's top STEM support organisations.

Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are invited to come along and grab a coffee (and probably some cake too!) The event aims to re-energise STEM in schools by providing up-to-date information and guidance from a whole host of regional STEM organisations, University Outreach, professional associations, and school enrichment organisers.

You will also get the opportuinity to network with teachers and STEM professionals who volunteer to support schools through the National STEM Ambassadors programme.

Speakers from STEMNet, RAEng, Newcastle University, CAS North East, Code Club, SOLAR, Engineering Development Trus, Institute of Physics.


Python Programming with Data Structures (Part 1)
Organiser(s): Ben Hughes <hughes.b@sandhillview.com>, Sandhill View Academy
Speaker(s): Ben Hughes, Sandhill View Academy
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Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4
Charge: £44 plus £3.29 eventbrite fee
Venue: Sandhill View Academy <http://www.sandhillview.com/>, Sunderland SR3 4EN
Description:

Using arrays and multi-dimensional arrays in block-based and text-based programming environments (App Inventor / Python).

This is part of a series of sessions for the academic year 2015-16 delivered by Sunderland CAS Master Teachers that have need developed in response to a training needs survey completed by 30+ local teachers. Discounts are available for booking multiple sessions from the series.


SEN Computing Conference
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: £250.00 plus VAT (maintained), £289 plus VAT (non-maintained))
Venue: National STEM Centre, York YO10 5DD
Description:

This conference is ideal for any teachers working in special schools who are looking to adapt the computing curriculum for their pupils in creative ways and to support life skills, literacy and numeracy. Teachers working in mainstream settings with students with special needs will also find it of benefit. The conference starts with a thought-provoking keynote from Ian Bean on why we are teaching computing to our students, followed by a number of practical, hands-on workshops to help you improve your understanding and skills. Over lunch there will be exhibitions from companies demonstrating a range of technology to support the curriculum.

This course has an additional evening session the night before the conference starts, on assessment in SEN Computing. Dinner and accommodation is included as part of the fee. To attend the evening session, please ensure that you have booked onto https://www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk/cpd/e7dccd1e-e215-4154-8374-8d3a3d0beccd/send-computing-conference-evening/.

There are bursaries available to attendees from the maintained sector that will cover most of the cost of the registration fee. See the conference registration page.


Free Primary Computing CPD at St Cuthbert's High School
Organiser(s): Patsy Walsh <patsy.walsh@scchs.org.uk>, St Cuthbert's High School
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free
Venue: The Reece Centre, St Cuthbert's High School <http://www.st-cuthbertshigh.newcastle.sch.uk>, Newcastle NE15 7PX
Description:

Patsy Walsh of St Cuthbert's High School has organised another day of free CPD for primary schools. The day is on physical computing for primary (mainly Key Stage 2).

In the morning, Chris Wilde of North Tyneside CLC and Build IT will run a workshop on programming Picoboard sensors and motors. In the afternoon Nick Cook of Newcastle University will run a workshop on programming Crumble controllers and the CrumbleBot (an inexpensive yet powerful and extensible robot aimed at primary age children).

The day will be hosted at The Reece Centre, St Cuthbert's High School, Newcastle, and includes lunch and refreshements.

There are about 10 places available on a first come, first served basis.

Email Patsy Walsh <Patsy.Walsh@scchs.org.uk> to book a place.


CAS Teesside Primary Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Dan Mount <MEDMount@sbcschools.org.uk>, St Mark's Elm Tree CEVA Primary School
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2
Charge: Free
Venue: Egglescliffe CEVC Primary School <http://www.egglescliffepri.stockton.sch.uk>, Egglescliffe TS16 9BT
Description:

For this terms CAS Hub we have arranged for Nick Cook of CAS North East and Newcastle University to lead a session on Physical computing with Crumble - light shows and robotics in Primary

This is a hands-on session using the Crumble - an easy-to-use, inexpensive yet powerful electronic controller aimed at primary schools. The Crumble has 4 input and output ports and can drive motors. It is programmed using its own Scratch-like block programming language. It can be used for many engaging projects that provide the immediacy of physical computing and can cover many aspects of the computing curriculum - including programming, sequencing, repetition, controlling and simulating physical/real world systems, and input/output. It is also tried and tested in primary classrooms and a lot of fun!


CAS Northumberland South Hub Meeting
Organiser(s): Julie Edwards <julie.edwards@the3rivers.net>, Morpeth Chantry Middle School
Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University
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Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Charge: Free
Venue: Morpeth Chantry Middle School, Morpeth NE61 1RQ
Description:

This is the launch of the Northumberland (South) CAS Hub. We will be covering physical computing with the Crumble Controller, establishing what CAS NE can offer and discussing the needs of Primary and Secondary teachers in Northumberland. Jeanette Patterson and Nick Cook of CAS North East will be attending.