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 Tenderfoot Unit 2: Clever Stuff for Common Problems Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 16 Mar 2017, 16:30 End: 30 Mar 2017, 18:30 Number of sessions: 2 Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free for CAS Master Teachers and Lead Schools, £50 for other teachers Venue: Daysh 6.37, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

Going Beyond Simple Algorithms

An unplugged CPD session focusing on the decomposition, abstraction and generalisation, and revealing why data structures (lists, graphs and trees) simplify algorithms.

This event comprises two twilight sessions. The first session is on 16 March (16:30-18:30) and the second session is on 30 March (16:30-18:30). The costs is £50 plus eventbrite booking fee for the two sessions. The event is free to to CAS Master Teachers and teachers from CAS Lead Schools.

See https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/56-tenderfoot for further information about CAS Tenderfoot.

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Cyber Security: Safety at Home, Online, in Life Organiser(s): Steve Riddle <steve.riddle@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Start: 20 Mar 2017, 09:00 End: 07 Apr 2017, 17:00 Number of sessions: 3 Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

A free Future Lean online course on cyber security. Explore the latest research into cyber security and get practical advice on issues including privacy online, payment safety and security at home. The course runs for 3 weeks, 3 hours per week and is open to all.

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A level CPD - Data Structures Organiser(s): Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School Speaker(s): Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 06 Apr 2017, 13:00 End: 06 Apr 2017, 16:00 Target Key Stages: KS4 Charge: Free for CAS Master Teachers and Lead Schools, £35 for other teachers Venue: Daysh 6.37, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

This session covers data structures for the A level: Stacks, Queues, Graphs, Trees and Dijkstra's algorithm

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OCR GCSE Computer Science 1-9 networking event Organiser(s): Rebecca Oxberry <roxberry@harton-tc.co.uk>, Harton Technology College Start: 03 May 2017, 16:00 End: 03 May 2017, 18:00 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Harton Technology College <http://www.harton-tc.co.uk>, South Shields NE34 6DL Description:

Join us at this free networking event and take a look at GCSE (9-1) Computer Science qualifications.Whilst this event will focus primarily on GCSE 9-1 Computer Science delivery, there will also be an opportunity to raise questions about our other GQ specifications including Entry Level, AS Level and A Level.

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Tenderfoot Unit 6 : Bits and Chips - Simple Ideas That Make Computers Tick Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 04 May 2017, 10:00 End: 04 May 2017, 16:00 Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free for CAS Master Teachers and Lead Schools, £75 for other teachers Venue: Daysh 6.37, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

This unit covers how the machine works, and how it is built from electronic components that perform a few simple operations. The specific outcomes for teachers from this unit, are to:
- Become familiar with Boolean logic and machine architecture.
- Be able to express combinational logic circuits as truth tables.
- Make connections with exemplar circuits in processors (adders).
- Investigate exercises exploring / coding bitwise operations.
- Become familiar with the fetch execute cycle, Von Neumann bottleneck and the potential of parallel
processing.

It is part of the CAS Tenderfoot (https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/56-tenderfoot) CPD Programme. Primarily aimed at KS3 and above teachers, it can also be of interest at KS2.

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Tenderfoot Unit 10: Simulating Our World Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 25 May 2017, 10:00 End: 25 May 2017, 16:00 Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free for CAS Master Teachers and Lead Schools, £75 for other teachers Venue: Daysh 6.37, Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

This unit is designed to introduce teachers to core ideas about agent based modelling and give them practical experience of modifying existing models. The core challenges are supplemented with a range kinaesthetic activities to build awareness of decentralised systems. By the end of the session, attendees will have been exposed to two well known modelling tools, one block based (StarLogoTNG/Nova) and one text based (NetLogo).

The specific outcomes for teachers from this unit, are to:
- Be able to distinguish between different types of models.
- Become familiar with the basic concepts involved in agent based modelling.
- Identify connections with other subject disciplines.
- investigate exercises illustrating ‘emergence’.
- Be familiar with a framework and pedagogy involved in getting to grips with modelling.

It is part of the CAS Tenderfoot (https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/custom_pages/56-tenderfoot) CPD Programme. Primarily aimed at KS3 and above teachers, it can also be of interest at KS2.

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CAS North East Regional Conference Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Louise Talbot <cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Start: 06 Jul 2017, 08:15 End: 06 Jul 2017, 16:30 Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: £35 by credit card, £40 by invoice Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU 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/2017/conference/) for programme details and registration information.

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