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.
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.
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.
|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, Raspberry Pi Foundation||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 Community Outreach||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 School Improvement Service||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, Northumberland County Council||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|
The conference is organised by the CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners.