For both primary and secondary teachers.
08:15-16:15, Thursday 28 June 2018, Newcastle University School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, 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.
The conference programme is given below. Click on a session title to see its description and information about speaker(s). The given key stage relevance is indicative and many sessions will be of interest to both primary and secondary.
The programme is now final (barring unforeseen circumstances) and is open for online workshop selection by registered delegates. Online selection of workshops will close on 20 June.
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||USB Atrium|
|09:15-09:25||Welcome - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||USB 1.006|
|09:25-10:10||Ten years of CAS - Simon Humphreys, CAS||USB 1.006|
|10:10-11:10||Concept mapping in Computing Education - Mark Dorling, Queen Mary University of London||USB 2.022||KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5|
|10:10-11:10||Data Representation for KS3: Hexadecimals, ASCII and the escape room challenge - Ben Garside, Durham Johnston Comprehensive School||USB 3.032||KS3, KS4|
|10:10-11:10||Edublocks for transition from Scratch to Python - Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT||USB 3.015||KS2, KS3|
|10:10-11:10||Greenfoot with Stride – programming after blocks - Neil Brown, King's College London||USB 3.018||KS3|
|10:10-11:10||Physical computing with the Crumble controller - Sarah Zaman, CAS North West - Manchester||USB 3.005||KS1, KS2|
|10:10-11:10||Smelly Code - improving primary pupils programming - Jane Waite, CAS London||USB 4.005||KS1, KS2|
|11:25-12:25||A bluffer's guide to functional programming - Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School||USB 3.005||KS4, KS5|
|11:25-12:25||Computing education research - Laura Heels, Newcastle University, and Chris Napier, Newcastle University||USB G.003||KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5|
|11:25-12:25||Making Analogue / Digital Mashups with the Raspberry Pi - Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT||USB 3.015||KS2|
|11:25-12:25||Networking animations and Using Packet Tracer to teach Networking in a hacking context - Duncan Maidens, CAS West Midlands and Birmingham City University||USB 3.032||KS3, KS4|
|11:25-12:25||Simulating the world with Scratch - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||USB 3.018||KS2, KS3|
|11:25-12:25||Teaching robots to dance! - Jane Adamson, Sunderland Digital School House, and Mark Lloyd, Sunderland Digital School House||USB 2.022||KS1, KS2|
|11:25-12:25||What's trending? #esafety - Phillippa Chippendale, Openzone @ The Word, and Amanda Hayward, Openzone @ The Word||USB 4.005||KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5|
|13:15-14:00||Big Data - Paul Watson, Newcastle University||USB 1.006|
|14:00-15:00||Graphstation: a tool to teach graph theory - John Lamb, Monkwearmouth Academy||USB 3.018||KS3, KS4, KS5|
|14:00-15:00||Programming in Kodu with the micro:bit - Craig Skinner, The Grove Primary School||USB 3.032||KS2|
|14:00-15:00||Searching and sorting unplugged - Jim Green, Consett Academy||USB 2.022||KS3, KS4, KS5|
|14:00-15:00||The use of game development tool Construct 3 to teach computing - Tom Gullen, Scirra||USB G.003||KS2, KS3, KS4|
|14:00-15:00||Why teach card tricks in class? - Claire Graham, North Tyneside CLC||USB 4.005||KS2, KS3|
|15:15-16:15||An Early APProach to Computer Programming - Martin Bailey, Animate2Educate||USB 2.022||KS1, KS2|
|15:15-16:15||Digital literacy in primary - Kelly Smith, Our Lady of Lourdes RCVA Primary||USB 3.015||KS1, KS2|
|15:15-16:15||Evidencing assessment in computing across KS2 & KS3 - Jordan Graham, Meadowdale Academy||USB 3.018||KS2, KS3|
|15:15-16:15||Physical computing with the Pibrella: the transition from block-based to text-based programming - Chris Napier, Newcastle University||USB 3.005||KS2, KS3, KS4|
|15:15-16:15||The PRIMM - Predict, Run, Investigate, Modify, Make - approach to teaching programming - Simon Roberts, Carmel College||USB 3.032||KS3, KS4|
|16:15-16:30||Close and prize draw - Nick Cook, Newcastle University||USB 1.006|
All rooms are in the Urban Sciences Building, Science Central:
- USB G.003: Event Space, ground floor
- USB 1.006: lecture theatre, level 1
- USB 2.022: seminar room, level 2
- USB 3.005: cluster, level 3
- USB 3.015: cluster, level 3
- USB 3.018: cluster, level 3
- USB 3.032: meeting room, level 3
- USB 4.005: seminar room, level 4
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 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 ..."
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 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.