Current North East Events News Feed News Feed of CAS and CAS-related events for teachers in the North East of England. http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/current.xml GCSE Computer Science Progress - linear learning Organiser(s): Toni Pine <Toni.Pine@scchs.org.uk>, St Cuthbert's High School Speaker(s): Toni Pine, St Cuthbert's High School Start: 20 Sep 2017, 16:00 End: 11 Jul 2018, 18:30 Target Key Stages: KS4 Charge: Free Venue: St Cuthbert's High School <http://www.st-cuthbertshigh.newcastle.sch.uk>, Newcastle NE15 7PX Description:

The purpose of the project is to offer specialist expertise in the process of linear assessment for Computer Science departments embarking on the KS4 linear framework. The sessions provided will offer inside examiner knowledge based advice and training on how to deliver sessions on Computing in schools, and how best to build the skills of KS4 students to pass 2 exams at the end of the linear assessment process. There are 6 sessions in this training programme.

Session 1 – Wed 20th Sep – 4pm – 6.30pm Exam speak
Session 2 – Wed 1st Nov – 4pm – 6.30pm Essay based questions
Session 3 – Wed 29th Nov – 4pm – 6.30pm The hard stuff
Session 4 – Wed 24th Jan – 4pm – 6.30pm RE-CAP feedback from computing observations & best practice
Session 5 – Wed 7th Mar – 4pm – 6.30pm Making it STICK - Revision
Session 6 - Wed 11th Jul – 4pm – 6.30pm RESULTS

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ScratchMaths - maths and computing CPD for KS2 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University Start: 07 Jun 2018, 16:00 End: 07 Jun 2018, 18:00 Target Key Stages: KS2 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

ScratchMaths (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scratchmaths) is a two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6). Its aim is to enable pupils to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to program with Scratch. The ScratchMaths curriculum has been designed and trialled by a team based at the UCL Knowledge Lab, London in conjunction with primary teachers and is currently being used in over 50 schools across England.

This 2 hour hands-on workshop introduces teachers to ScratchMaths, various programming and unplugged classroom activities, and the pedagogy that underpins the curriculum.

All delegates receive a set of free resources to take away.

If you cannot attend on 7 June, this workshop is repeated on 12 July.

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Simulating our world - starting from Scratch - CPD for KS3 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University Start: 13 Jun 2018, 12:45 End: 13 Jun 2018, 16:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

This hands-on workshop is based on CAS Tenderfoot Unit 7 (http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/56-tenderfoot) on simulating our world - developing models of real world, non-deterministic systems such as epidemics and predator/prey ecosystems.

The workshop starts with the use of Scratch to model biological systems and the lessons that can be learned from a relatively simple modelling environment. Starting in Scratch demonstrates how easy it is to develop models that exhibit complex behaviour and also illustrates the limitations of the environment to motivate the use of richer modelling tools such as StarLogoTNG and NetLogo.

The workshop will include plenty of ideas for KS3 computing and some of the work in Scratch is also applicable to KS2.

The workshop will start with a sandwich lunch at 12:45.

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Bits and chips - what makes a computer tick! - CPD for KS3 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University Start: 20 Jun 2018, 12:45 End: 20 Jun 2018, 16:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

This hands-on workshop is based on CAS Tenderfoot Unit 5 (http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/56-tenderfoot) on basic ideas underlying computers.

We explore the structure of computers and computer processes from the level of individual bits upwards. Following an overview of the fetch execute cycle and programming at the machine instruction level with Little Man Computer, we will see how a computer is put together by looking at Boolean logic and machine architecture, truth tables, and how to build adders and other processor components from logic gates.

The workshop will start with a sandwich lunch at 12:45.

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CAS North East Regional Conference Start: 28 Jun 2018, 08:15 End: 28 Jun 2018, 16:15 Target Key Stages: Charge: £35 by credit card, £40 by invoice Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

This conference covers computing in the primary and secondary curriculum. Workshops will be delivered by national and regional experts in teaching computing. See the conference home page (http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/2018/conference/) for programme details and registration information.

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Teaching A level Computing (1 of 2) - CPD for KS4 and KS5 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University Start: 10 Jul 2018, 12:45 End: 10 Jul 2018, 16:30 Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

This is one of two workshop on teaching A level computing. This workshop will be delivered by Nick Cook, Newcastle University School of Computing, and the 2nd workshop on 17 July will be delivered by Jeanette Patterson, an experienced A level teacher formerly of King's Priory School Tynemouth.

Together we will cover topics such as A level algorithms and data structures, logic and Boolean algebra, number representation and computer arithmetic, and regular expressions. We will announce nearer the time exactly which topics are covered in which workshop.

The workshop will start with a sandwich lunch at 12:45.

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CAS Newcastle West Launch Hub Meeting Organiser(s): Toni Pine <Toni.Pine@scchs.org.uk>, St Cuthbert's High School Start: 11 Jul 2018, 10:00 End: 11 Jul 2018, 14:00 Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: St Cuthbert's High School <http://www.st-cuthbertshigh.newcastle.sch.uk>, Newcastle NE15 7PX Description:

Launch event for the new Newcastle West CAS Hub.

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ScratchMaths - maths and computing CPD for KS2 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University Start: 12 Jul 2018, 13:30 End: 12 Jul 2018, 15:30 Target Key Stages: KS2 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

ScratchMaths (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scratchmaths) is a two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 5 and 6). Its aim is to enable pupils to engage with and explore important mathematical ideas through learning to program with Scratch. The ScratchMaths curriculum has been designed and trialled by a team based at the UCL Knowledge Lab, London in conjunction with primary teachers and is currently being used in over 50 schools across England.

This 2 hour hands-on workshop introduces teachers to ScratchMaths, various programming and unplugged classroom activities, and the pedagogy that underpins the curriculum.

All delegates receive a set of free resources to take away.

This is a repeat of the workshop on 7 June.

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Teaching A level Computing (2 of 2) - CPD for KS4 and KS5 teachers Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Jeanette Patterson, Saltus Grammar School Bermuda Start: 17 Jul 2018, 12:45 End: 17 Jul 2018, 16:30 Target Key Stages: Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Description:

This is the 2nd of two workshop on teaching A level computing. This workshop will be delivered by Jeanette Patterson, an experienced A level teacher formerly of King's Priory School Tynemouth. The 1st workshop, on 10 July, is delivered by Nick Cook, Newcastle University School of Computing.

Together we will cover topics such as A level algorithms and data structures, logic and Boolean algebra, number representation and computer arithmetic, and regular expressions. We will announce nearer the time exactly which topics are covered in which workshop.

The workshop will start with a sandwich lunch at 12:45.

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