CAS North East Regional Conference 2017

For both primary and secondary teachers.

08:15-16:20, Thursday 6 July 2017, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Helping you implement the computing curriculum.


Overview | Programme | Who should attend? | Registration | Directions
£35.00 by credit card or £40.00 by invoice 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 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:


Programme

The provisional conference programme is given below. There are descriptions for most sessions. Just click on a session title to see its description and information about speaker(s). Descriptions for all session will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

The given key stage relevance is indicative and many sessions will be of interest to both primary and secondary.

The session timings are indicative only. We do not anticipate changes to the programme content (apart from the possible addition of 1 or 2 more sessions). However, the exact timings of workshops and which workshops are scheduled to run in parallel is still subject to change. We will finalise these details in time for delegates to select workshops before conference attendance.

If you have not already registered for the conference, instructions on how to do so follow the programme.

It is advisable to bring your own device to note useful Web sites and resources during the conference.

08:15-09:15 Registration and coffee HERB Foyer
09:15-09:25 Welcome HERB LT1
09:25-10:10 The BBC micro:bit inside and out - Joe Finney, Lancaster University HERB LT1
10:10-10:15 Changeover
10:15-11:15 Computing, SEN and inclusion - Louise Hindmarch, Newcastle Bridges School BSTC G.33 KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
10:15-11:15 Data representation and media computation - Simon Roberts, Carmel College BSTC 2.40 KS3, KS4
10:15-11:15 Finite state machines and other models - Jim Green, Consett Academy BSTC G.34 KS3, KS4
10:15-11:15 Primary coding with the iPad - Phillippa Chippendale, Openzone @ The Word, and Amanda Hayward, Openzone @ The Word BSTC G.36 KS1, KS2
10:15-11:15 Using the BBC microbit in primary - Chris Wilde, North Tyneside CLC BSTC Side KS2
11:15-11:30 Break BSTC B.32
11:30-12:30 CAS Quantum - writing high quality questions to assess computing - Mark Frazer, Durham University BSTC 2.41B KS2, KS3, KS4
11:30-12:30 mBlock - Arduino programming from Scratch to C++ - Chris Napier, Newcastle University BSTC G.36 KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
11:30-12:30 Object oriented theory - Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School BSTC G.34 KS4, KS5
11:30-12:30 Ozobots for block and text based programming - Jordan Graham, Meadowdale Academy BSTC Side KS1, KS2, KS3
11:30-12:30 Primary computing unplugged - Sarah Zaman, CAS North West - Manchester BSTC 1.48 KS1, KS2
12:30-13:20 Lunch HERB Foyer
13:20-14:05 Computer models of the human brain - Marcus Kaiser, Newcastle University HERB LT1
14:05-14:10 Changeover
14:10-15:10 Computing education research - Laura Heels, Newcastle University BSTC 1.48 KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
14:10-15:10 Digital skills for young learners - Claire Graham, North Tyneside CLC BSTC G.33 KS1
14:10-15:10 Exploring programming pedagogy - from block to text based programming - Steve Bunce, Vital CPD, and Mark Dorling, Digital Schoolhouse BSTC G.34 KS2, KS3, KS4
14:10-15:10 Network modelling and simulation - Duncan Maidens, CAS West Midlands and Birmingham City University BSTC G.36 KS2, KS3, KS4
14:10-15:10 Object oriented programing with Greenfoot - Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School BSTC Side KS3, KS4, KS5
14:10-15:10 Simulating our World with StarLogoTNG - Nick Cook, Newcastle University BSTC 2.40 KS2, KS3
15:10-15:20 Break BSTC B.32
15:20-16:20 Graph theory - Laura Fox, Kings Priory School BSTC G.33 KS3, KS4
15:20-16:20 Little Robot Computer - LMC made simple - John Lamb, Monkwearmouth Academy BSTC G.36 KS3, KS4
15:20-16:20 Primary computing with Code Club - Dan Pudwell, Code Club UK / Raspberry Pi Foundation BSTC Chart KS2
15:20-16:20 ScratchMaths - building mathematical knowledge with programming - Tim Mulford, Whitburn CoE Academy, and Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary BSTC 2.40 KS2
15:20-16:20 Teaching A level for the first time - Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village BSTC 1.48 KS4, KS5
15:20-16:20 Using the Raspberry Pi creatively at KS2 - Dan Mount, Egglescliffe CEVC Primary School BSTC Side KS2
16:25-16:35 Close and prize draw - Nick Cook, Newcastle University HERB LT1

Room key

The entrance to the Barbara Strang Teaching Centre (BSTC) is on Queen Victoria Road next to the Armstrong Building.

The programme is also available ordered by room.


Who should attend?

The conference covers both primary and secondary computing and builds on our 2016 and 2015 conferences and the 2014 primary conference.

Feedback from previous years included:


Registration

The registration fee includes resource packs, lunch and refreshment breaks. There are two rates: £35.00 for payment by credit card and £40.00 for payment by invoice.

Please choose your payment method below to register and pay.


Directions

The conference is on Newcastle University campus. Please see our directions page for further information on travelling to the University


The conference is organised by the CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners. supported by the Cloud Innovation Centre