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.
£35.00 by credit card or £40.00 by invoice for a day's CPD!
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
The conference programme is given below. 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.
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|
|09:25-10:10||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, Meadowdale Academy||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 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, Queen Mary University of London||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|
|15:20-16:20||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||BSTC Side||KS2|
|16:25-16:35||Close and prize draw - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||HERB LT1|
- BSTC B.32: large seminar room, lower ground floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC G.33: seminar room 1, ground floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC G.34: seminar room 2 (laptop cluster), ground floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC G.36: seminar room 3, ground floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC 1.48: seminar room, 1st floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC 2.40: PC cluster, 2nd floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC 2.41B: PC cluster, 2nd floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC Chart: PC cluster, 3rd floor Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- BSTC Side: PC cluster, ground floor Barbara Strang Teaching Centre
- HERB Foyer: ground floor, Herschel Building
- HERB LT1: lecture theatre 1, ground floor, Herschel Building
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?
- Primary and secondary computing leads responsible for delivery of the computing curriculum in their schools
- Teachers who want to extend their computing skills and who are looking for classroom ideas
- Senior leaders who want to find out more about the importance of computing in school
- Anyone with an interest in computing and computer science education
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:
- "... gave me confidence to teach the new curriculum ..."
- "... lots of practical ideas that can be used in the classroom straight away ..."
- "... highlighted computational thinking and that there is more to computing than computers ..."
- " ... fantastic opportunity to meet other computing coordinators ..."
Conference registration by credit card or invoice is now closed. We can still take cash payment of £35.00 on the day. The registration fee includes resource packs, lunch and refreshment breaks.
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.