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.
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:
- computing without computers
- physical computing
- primary and secondary programming
- computational thinking with Beebots, Lego and iPads/tablets
- curriculum development, planning and progression
The conference opens with a keynote from Paul Curzon of CS4FN and Teaching London Computing. Simon Humphreys, CAS National Coordinator, will close the conference.
Click on a session title to see its description and information about speaker(s). The key stage relevance is indicative and many sessions will be of interest to both primary and secondary.
The workshop by Sue Sentance runs over 2 hours. All other sessions are for 1 hour (Mark Dorling is repeating his session).
Session resources are 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, Royal Grammar School||CLB Mill||KS2, KS3|
|11:15-12:15||Planning and progression at Key Stages 2 and 3 - Mark Dorling, Queen Mary University of London||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, Queen Mary University of London||CLT 1.01||KS2, KS3|
|13:05-14:05||The Little Man Computer and Assembly Language Coding - Veronica Dunn, CAS Community Outreach||CLT 7.01||KS4, KS5|
|13:05-15:20||Working with databases with Python (2 hour session) - Sue Sentance, Raspberry Pi Foundation||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, Saltus Grammar School Bermuda||GNM Hall 3||KS3, KS4|
|14:20-15:20||Disney Pseudocode - from animation to programming and back again - Claire Graham, North Tyneside School Improvement Service||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|
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.