For both primary and secondary teachers.
08:15-16:30, Thursday 16 June 2016, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
Helping you implement the computing 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 offers a range of hands-on practical sessions on how to deliver various aspects of the computing curriculum in both primary and secondary school. Topics covered include:
- approaches to computational thinking
- computing without computers
- curriculum planning
- data representation
- physical computing
- primary and secondary programming
- SEN and computing
The conference opens with a keynote by Sally Waterston. Sally is founder and director of Waterstons, a local IT consultancy established in 1994. Sally will share insights on careers in computing and the skills that employers look for.
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.
Session resources are now available.
|08:15-09:15||Registration, tea and coffee||HERB Foyer|
|09:15-09:20||Welcome - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||HERB LT2|
|09:20-10:10||Technology - the employer's perspective - Sally Waterston, Waterstons||HERB LT2|
|10:10-11:15||Barefoot Computing - Andrew Lickley, Barefoot Computing||BSTC G.33||KS1, KS2|
|10:10-11:15||Making Marking Awesome with software development tools - Andrew Charlton, Venerable Bede CoE Academy||BSTC G.34||KS3, KS4, KS5|
|10:10-11:15||Networks almost unplugged - Duncan Maidens, Raspberry Pi Foundation||BSTC G.36||KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4|
|10:10-11:15||Physical computing in primary with the Crumble controller - Nick Cook, Newcastle University, and Jane Waite, CAS London||BSTC Side||KS1, KS2|
|10:10-11:15||Play Minecraft, Learn Python - Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School||Daysh Rack||KS2, KS3|
|11:30-12:35||BBC micro:bit micropython programming - Simon Roberts, Carmel College||Daysh Mill||KS3|
|11:30-12:35||Challenging learners of all abilities in Programming with Python - Ben Hughes, Sandhill View Academy||BSTC G.34||KS3, KS4|
|11:30-12:35||Cross-curricular computing in primary - Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary||BSTC G.33||KS1, KS2|
|11:30-12:35||Play Minecraft, Learn Python - Chris Wilde, Royal Grammar School||Daysh Rack||KS2, KS3|
|11:30-12:35||Primary robotics with the CrumbleBot - Nick Cook, Newcastle University, and Jane Waite, CAS London||BSTC Side||KS2|
|11:30-12:35||The Knight's Tour - graphs, algorithms, abstraction and decomposition - Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School||BSTC G.36||KS3, KS4|
|13:25-14:30||Barefoot Computing - Andrew Lickley, Barefoot Computing||BSTC G.33||KS1, KS2|
|13:25-14:30||Block-based and text-based programming - Steve Bunce, Vital CPD||BSTC G.36||KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4|
|13:25-14:30||Computing education research - Laura Heels, Newcastle University, and Elizabeth Hidson, Durham University||BSTC B.29||KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5|
|13:25-14:30||Finite State Machines and Finite State Automata - Jeanette Patterson, Saltus Grammar School Bermuda||BSTC 2.40||KS3, KS4|
|13:25-14:30||From burglar alarms to data logging with Scratch and Picoboard - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||BSTC Side||KS1, KS2, KS3|
|13:25-14:30||Sonic Pi - computer science through music - Sarah Zaman, CAS Community Outreach||BSTC G.34||KS2, KS3|
|14:45-15:50||BBC micro:bit Block programming and input/output - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||BSTC Side||KS2, KS3|
|14:45-15:50||BBC micro:bit micropython programming - Simon Roberts, Carmel College||Daysh Mill||KS3|
|14:45-15:50||Creative Computing and Communication! - Claire Graham, North Tyneside School Improvement Service||BSTC 1.48||KS1, KS2, KS3|
|14:45-15:50||CS Unplugged - Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village||BSTC G.36||KS2, KS3|
|14:45-15:50||Minetest in the classroom - John Lamb, Monkwearmouth Academy||BSTC G.34||KS2, KS3|
|14:45-15:50||Primary computing unplugged - Sarah Zaman, CAS Community Outreach||BSTC G.33||KS1, KS2|
|15:50-16:20||Close and prize draw - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||HERB LT2|
The conference is organised by the CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners.