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.
Session resources are now available.
|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, Raspberry Pi Foundation||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, Sunderland University||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.