For both primary and secondary teachers.
08:15-16:15, Thursday 28 June 2018, Newcastle University School of Computing, NE4 5TG
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
Simon Humphreys, CAS National Coordinator, will deliver a keynote to mark 10 years of CAS. Professor Paul Watson will provide an overview of Big Data, its applications and challenges.
Confirmed workshops include:
- Computer networks - Duncan Maidens, CAS West Midlands
- Computing Education Research - Laura Heels and Chris Napier, Newcastle University
- Concept maps in computing - Mark Dorling
- Controlling Kodu with the micro:bit - Craig Skinner, The Grove Primary School
- Data Representation for KS3: Hexadecimals, ASCII and the escape room challenge - Ben Garside, Durham Johnston School
- Digital Literacy in Primary - Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes
- Edublocks for transition from Scratch to Python - Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT
- eSafety - Amanda Hayward and Philippa Chippendale, Openzone South Shields
- Evidencing assessment in Computing across KS2 &KS3 - Jordan Graham, Meadowdale Academy
- Graphstation: a tool to teach graph theory - John Lamb, Monkwearmouth Academy
- Greenfoot with Stride: Programming after blocks - Amjad Altadmrii, King’s College London
- Healthy APPetite: The best Apps for teaching primary computing - Martin Bailey
- Lego Robotics in Primary - Phil Ainsley, Creative - Hut
- Lego Robotics in Secondary - Phil Ainsley, Creative - Hut
- Make Stuff with the Rapberry Pi - Chris Wilde and Marty Edwards, Make Stuff North East
- Modelling the world with Scratch - Nick Cook, Newcastle University
- Physical computing - Chris Napier, Newcastle University
- The PRIMM (Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make) approach to teaching programming - Simon Roberts
- Searching and sorting unplugged - Jim Green, Consett Academy
- Sphero primary robotics - Jane Adamson and Mark Lloyd, Knetic and Digital Schoolhouse
Plus sessions from Mark Clarkson (Egglescliffe School), Jane Waite (CAS London) and Claire Graham (North Tyneside CLC)
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 2017, 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 ..."
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.
- Credit card payment (£35.00)
- Payment by raising an official order to be invoiced for conference registration (£40.00)
The conference is at the School of Computing Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, Science Central (near St James' Park). Please see our directions page for further information on travelling to the conference.
The conference is organised by the CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners.