CAS North East and Barefoot Computing Regional Conference 2015

For both primary and secondary teachers.

08:15-16:10, Wednesday 25 March 2015, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle, NE2 4PT

Helping you to implement the new curriculum.


Overview | Programme | Who should attend?
£50.00 for a day's CPD!

Overview

The CAS North East Regional Conference is a day of high quality CPD delivered by experienced teacher trainers and practitioners, with a focus on lessons to take back to school and opportunities to share practice and ideas with colleagues across the region.

The conference will help you make sense of the new Computing curriculum with hands-on practical sessions on how to deliver the new curriculum at all Key Stages, in primary and secondary school. Workshops cover a range of topics including:

The conference opens with a keynote from Paul Curzon of CS4FN and Teaching London Computing. Simon Humphreys, CAS National Coordinator, will close the conference.


Programme

The conference programme with indicative relevance to key stages is given below. The workshop by Sue Sentance runs over 2 hours. All other sessions are for 1 hour (Mark Dorling is repeating his session). Note, some sessions are of interest to both primary and secondary (particularly given the transition to the new curriculum). iPads will be available for the iPad workshop. However, if you plan to attend that session, and you have one, it is advisable to bring your own.

Click on a session title to see a description of that session and the biography of the speaker.

Session resources are also now available.

08:15-09:15 Registration and workshop sign-up GNM Hall 2
09:15-09:25 Welcome - Nick Cook, Newcastle University GNM Hall 2
09:25-10:55 Programming and Computational Thinking Unplugged - Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London GNM Hall 2
10:55-11:15 Break GNM Hall 2
11:15-12:15 Developing computational thinking with Logo/Turtle programming in Python - Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy CLT 7.01 KS3, KS4, KS5
11:15-12:15 Effective teaching strategies to encourage computational thinking at primary - Zoe Ross, Barefoot Computing GNM Clore 1 KS1, KS2
11:15-12:15 North Tyneside's Build-IT Initiative (physical computing and maker activities) - Chris Wilde, North Tyneside CLC CLB Mill KS2, KS3
11:15-12:15 Planning and progression at Key Stages 2 and 3 - Mark Dorling, Digital Schoolhouse CLT 1.01 KS2, KS3
11:15-12:15 Progressing with Programming in Primary - Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary GNM Clore 2 KS1, KS2
11:15-12:15 The CPU unplugged - Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village GNM Hall 3 KS3, KS4
12:15-13:05 Lunch GNM Hall 2
13:05-14:05 Building on Barefoot and gaining confidence - computer science from early years to lower KS2 - Jane Waite, CAS London GNM Clore 1 KS1, KS2
13:05-14:05 How the digitally illiterate are failing young people - Simon Finch, NorthernGrid for Learning GNM Clore 2 KS1, KS2, KS3
13:05-14:05 Introduction to Unplugged Programming for Teachers - Dave White, University College London GNM Hall 3 KS2, KS3
13:05-14:05 Planning and progression at Key Stages 2 and 3 (repeat of 11:15 session) - Mark Dorling, Digital Schoolhouse CLT 1.01 KS2, KS3
13:05-14:05 The Little Man Computer and Assembly Language Coding - Veronica Dunn, Caldew School CLT 7.01 KS4, KS5
13:05-15:20 Working with databases with Python (2 hour session) - Sue Sentance, King's College London CLB Mill KS4, KS5
14:05-14:20 Break GNM Hall 2
14:20-15:20 Data Representation - Getting to Grips with Binary Numbers at KS3& KS4 - Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School GNM Hall 3 KS3, KS4
14:20-15:20 Disney Pseudocode - from animation to programming and back again - Claire Graham, North Tyneside CLC GNM Clore 2 KS1, KS2
14:20-15:20 Image manipulation and computer science - Lee Willis, Sacred Heart Catholic High School CLT 1.01 KS3
14:20-15:20 Using Lego WeDo in the computing curriculum - David Gregory, Lego Education CLT 7.01 KS2, KS3
14:20-15:20 Using tablets/iPads for computational thinking and planning next steps - Steve Bunce, Vital CPD GNM Clore 1 KS1, KS2
15:20-15:55 Closing address - Simon Humphreys, CAS GNM Hall 2
15:55-16:10 Thanks and free prize draw - Tom Anderson, Newcastle University GNM Hall 2

Room key

The programme is also available ordered by room.


Who should attend?

The conference covers both primary and secondary computing and builds on last year's primary conference. Feedback from last year included:


Registration

Conference registration is now closed.


Directions

The conference is at the Great North Museum: Hancock on Newcastle University campus. Please see our directions page for further information on travelling to the University and the location of the Great North Museum.


The conference is organised by the Newcastle University School of Computing Science outreach team in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners and Barefoot Computing.