For both primary and secondary teachers.
08:15-16:15, Wednesday 26 June 2019, 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
There will be keynotes from:
- Sue Sentance, Raspberry Pi Foundation Chief Learning Officer and formerly CAS National Academic Coordinator, and
- Gareth Judd, North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit
The provisional conference programme is given below. The sessions shown have been confirmed and we do not expect any changes, other than to time slots. Registered delegates will receive an email when online workshop selection opens.
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.
Though it is not necessary for any of the sessions, you may find it useful to bring your own device to note useful Web sites and resources during the conference.
|08:15-09:15||Registration and coffee||USB Atrium|
|09:25-10:10||Title to be confirmed - Sue Sentance, Raspberry Pi Foundation||USB 1.006|
|10:10-11:10||Bringing the TCP/IP model to life and why we must teach it - Duncan Maidens, CAS West Midlands and Birmingham City University||USB 2.022||KS3, KS4|
|10:10-11:10||Concept mapping techniques for the classrooom - Mark Dorling, Queen Mary University of London||USB 4.005||KS2, KS3, KS4|
|10:10-11:10||Creating an interactive game with the Raspberry Pi - Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT||USB 3.015||KS2|
|10:10-11:10||Design in programming projects - research findings and a framework for use in class - Jane Waite, CAS London||USB 3.005||KS1, KS2|
|10:10-11:10||Manipulating audio with JES media computing - Simon Roberts, Carmel College||USB 3.018||KS3, KS4|
|11:25-12:25||How to think your way out? (Escape room activities) - Neil Brown, North Tyneside School Improvement Service, and Claire Graham, North Tyneside School Improvement Service||USB 4.005||KS1, KS2|
|11:25-12:25||Making music with Sonic Pi - Sarah Zaman, CAS Community Outreach||USB 3.018||KS2, KS3|
|11:25-12:25||Object Orientated Programming - Paul Williams, St Robert of Newminster RC School||USB 2.022||KS3, KS4, KS5|
|11:25-12:25||Read Steady Code - Scratch and Maths - Steve Robert, Openzone @ The Word||USB 3.015||KS2, KS3|
|11:25-12:25||Teaching HTML and CSS the easy way - Pal and Geza Kerecsenyi, CodeDragon||USB 3.005||KS3, KS4|
|13:15-14:00||Generation Hack - Gareth Judd, North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU)||USB 1.006|
|14:00-15:00||Algorithms and programming techniques for GCSE - Toni Pine, St Cuthbert's High School||USB 2.022||KS4|
|14:00-15:00||Building sharable mobile phone apps using App Lab - Ben Garside, Raspberry Pi Foundation||USB 3.005||KS3, KS4|
|14:00-15:00||Pencil Code Gym Jam - Phillippa Chippendale, Openzone @ The Word, and Amanda Hayward, Openzone @ The Word||USB 3.015||KS2, KS3|
|14:00-15:00||Turing Tumble – marble powered computing in the classroom - Harry Large, Newcastle University||USB 3.018||KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5|
|14:00-15:00||Unplugged Computing from EYFS to Year 6 - Martin Bailey, Animate2Educate||USB 4.005||KS1, KS2|
|15:15-16:15||Creating computer games in Scratch 3.0 - Jordan Graham, Northumberland County Council||USB 3.005||KS2|
|15:15-16:15||Database programming with Python and SQL - Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village||USB 2.022||KS4, KS5|
|15:15-16:15||Microbits: Using PRIMM and physical computing - Jim Green, Consett Academy||USB 3.018||KS3|
|15:15-16:15||Physical Computing with the Crumble Controller - Sarah Zaman, CAS Community Outreach||USB 3.015||KS1, KS2|
|15:15-16:15||Using Parsons Problems to increase confidence and progress with programming - Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School||USB 4.005||KS3, KS4, KS5|
|16:15-16:30||Close and prize draw||USB 1.006|
All rooms are in the Urban Sciences Building, Science Central:
- 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 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 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 conferences and the 2014 primary conference.
Feedback from previous years includes:
- "... 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.
Payment by credit card is the simplest method and can be done directly through our University WebStore. For payment by invoice you also register via the WebStore and will be prompted to enter an order number. Once we have your registration request with order number, we will issue an invoice.
Please now go to the University WebStore to register and pay.
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 Newcastle University School of Computing and CAS North East in collaboration with CAS regional and national partners.