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 Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science Venue: Carmel College, Darlington DL3 8RW Organiser(s): NCCE CPD <info@teachcomputing.org>, National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Start: 11 Feb 2019, 09:45 End: 11 Mar 2019, 16:00 Number of sessions: 2 Target Key Stages: KS4 Charge: Free to eligible staff from state-maintained schools, £440 to others Description:

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education (https://teachcomputing.org/), and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme (https://teachcomputing.org/accelerator).
The course aims to take you from novice programmer to competent teacher of Python programming. You’ll be walked through the fundamentals of programming, with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science. You’ll find out about writing easy-to-understand code to collect, process and display data. Develop your knowledge of data types, and how data structures are manipulated in python programs. Become confident in using logic and arithmetic to write efficient code to execute algorithms. Become adept at identifying and correcting them, and testing the functionality of your code.
Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for assessments.
The course is free to all eligible teachers (from English state maintained schools, holding no relevant post A Level qualification) and there are bursaries to support you through 40 hours of the NCCE CS Accelerator Programme CPD. Please contact info@teachcomputing.org for further information.

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Gateshead Raspberry Jam Venue: Gateshead Library, Gateshead NE8 4LN Organiser(s): Jacqui Thompson <Jacquithompson@gateshead.gov.uk>, Gateshead Library Start: 02 Mar 2019, 10:00 End: 02 Mar 2019, 12:30 Target Key Stages: Charge: Free Description:

Celebrate RaspberryPi’s 7th birthday by coming along to our jam. Simple coding, hack minecraft, microbits, raspberry pi and see some pi powered projects in action.
If you’d like to bring along your own project, please contact us

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Algorithms in GCSE computer science Venue: Carmel College, Darlington DL3 8RW Organiser(s): NCCE CPD <info@teachcomputing.org>, National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Start: 05 Mar 2019, 09:45 End: 26 Mar 2019, 16:00 Number of sessions: 2 Target Key Stages: KS4 Charge: Free to eligible staff from state-maintained schools, £440 to others Description:

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education (https://teachcomputing.org/), and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme (https://teachcomputing.org/accelerator).
An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in computer science. To reach their full potential, students of GCSE computer science need to be confident in using decomposition and abstraction to solve problems. This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods. You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.
Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for assessments.
The course is free to all eligible teachers (from English state maintained schools, holding no relevant post A Level qualification) and there are bursaries to support you through 40 hours of the NCCE CS Accelerator Programme CPD. Please contact info@teachcomputing.org for further information.

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CAS Teesside CPD Session 3 Venue: Egglescliffe School, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School Start: 12 Mar 2019, 16:00 End: 12 Mar 2019, 17:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Description:

CPD topic to be confirmed. Please complete this short survey: https://goo.gl/forms/sT6GJfTR5nEFaDZB3 to inform the CPD to be offered for this session and other upcoming Teesside CPD sessions.

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CAS Durham Community Meeting Venue: Consett Academy, Consett DH8 6LZ Organiser(s): Jim Green <jgreen@consettacademy.org.uk>, Consett Academy Start: 13 Mar 2019, 15:30 End: 13 Mar 2019, 17:30 Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Description:

Sharing best A Level practice and project standardisation.
PROGRAMME
Time Topic
15:30 Registration and Refreshments
15:45 Lightning talks
16:10 Teaching of A Level. Practical methods
16:40 Project standardisation and Ideas for the future.
17:25 Feedback Survey and Close

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NERSOU Cyber Day: Got Cyber Skills? Venue: Newcastle United FC (St James' Park), Newcastle NE1 4ST Start: 29 Mar 2019, 10:00 End: 29 Mar 2019, 14:30 Target Key Stages: KS3 Charge: Free Description:

Come along to a day of cyber security challenges, VR games and hands-on activities. Learn from industry experts and test your knowledge!
This day has been designed for Year 9/10 students and their teachers. Students will take part in a range of specially designed activities to test their skills and win prizes, whilst teachers take part in workshops to better understand cyber security, cybercrime, and the great opportunities for all in this growing industry. Places are limited to 8 students per school group and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Confirm your interest by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nersou-cyber-day-got-cyber-skills-tickets-55274486477 - you will be able to select a maximum of 9 tickets - one for you and up to 8 students.
This event is delivered by Cyber Security Challenge UK in partnership with the North East Regional Special Operations Unit.

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Using a Raspberry Pi in your classroom Venue: St Cuthbert's High School, Newcastle NE15 7PX Organiser(s): Ian Bolam <Ian.Bolam@scchs.org.uk>, St Cuthbert's High School Speaker(s): Ian Bolam, St Cuthbert's High School Start: 01 May 2019, 16:00 End: 01 May 2019, 17:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4 Charge: Free Description:

Learn how to set up a Pi and use various operating systems (includes ideas to use in classrooms).

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CAS North East Regional Conference Venue: Newcastle University, School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle NE4 5TG Organiser(s): Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Chris Napier <c.napier@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Louise Talbot <cs.outreach@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Start: 26 Jun 2019, 08:15 End: 26 Jun 2019, 16:15 Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: £35 by credit card, £40 by invoice Description:

This conference covers computing in the primary and secondary curriculum. Workshops will be delivered by national and regional experts in teaching computing, plus keynotes from Sue Sentance of Raspberry Pi Foundation and Paul Maddison of North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit. See the conference home page (http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/2019/conference/) for programme details and registration information.

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