For both primary and secondary teachers.
08:15-16:30, Thursday 6 July 2017, 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
- computing in Early Years
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 and coffee||HERB Foyer|
|09:25-10:10||The BBC micro:bit inside and out - Joe Finney, Lancaster University||HERB LT1|
|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, Royal Grammar School||BSTC Side||KS2|
|11:30-12:30||CAS Quantum - writing high quality questions to assess computing - Mark Frazer, Durham University||BSTC G.33||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, Saltus Grammar School Bermuda||BSTC G.34||KS4, KS5|
|11:30-12:30||Ozobots for block and text based programming - Jordan Graham, Northumberland County Council||BSTC Side||KS1, KS2, KS3|
|11:30-12:30||Primary computing unplugged - Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary||BSTC 1.48||KS1, KS2|
|13:20-14:05||Computer models of the human brain - Marcus Kaiser, Newcastle University||HERB LT1|
|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 School Improvement Service||BSTC G.33||KS1|
|14:10-15:10||Exploring programming pedagogy - from block to text based programming - Steve Bunce, Vital CPD, and Mark Dorling, Queen Mary University of London||BSTC G.34||KS2, KS3, KS4|
|14:10-15:10||Network modelling and simulation - Duncan Maidens, Raspberry Pi Foundation||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|
|15:20-16:20||Graph theory - Laura Fox, Framwellgate School Durham||BSTC G.33||KS3, KS4|
|15:20-16:20||Little Robot Computer - LMC made simple - John Lamb, Sunderland University||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||BSTC Side||KS2|
|16:25-16:35||Close and prize draw - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||HERB LT1|
The conference is organised by the CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners.