Current North East Events News Feed News Feed of CAS and CAS-related events for teachers in the North East of England. GCSE Computer Science Progress - linear learning Organiser(s): Toni Pine <>, 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 <>, 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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CAS Teesside Hub Meeting Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <>, Egglescliffe School Start: 29 Nov 2017, 16:30 End: 29 Nov 2017, 18:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Egglescliffe School <>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA Description:

Workshops, discussions and networking for computer science teachers

Time Topic
16:30 Registration and Refreshments
16:40 Workshop - Decomposition for complex problems
17:25 Break
17:35 TBD
18:20 AOB

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Intro to the Micro:bit Organiser(s): Gemma Sayers <>, Campus North Start: 05 Dec 2017, 16:00 End: 05 Dec 2017, 19:00 Target Key Stages: KS3 Charge: £50 plus VAT Venue: Campus North <>, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UF Description:

Tech for Life offer unique, industry-led CPD courses specifically designed for teachers who want to get to grips with the basics of code, computing and electronics.
This session will take you through everything you need to know about using BBC MicroBit in the classroom. Get to grips with the basics of coding, and discover just some of the possibilities that the MicroBit offers. With block and text-based coding, there's something for all abilities.
The MicroBit projects can be used across the whole of the curriculum so it's a great tool to integrate digital in your lessons.
Tech for Life also offer whole-school training for £500 (exVAT).

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GCSE Programming with Python - the tricky bits Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <>, Egglescliffe School Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School Start: 06 Dec 2017, 16:30 End: 13 Dec 2017, 18:30 Number of sessions: 2 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4 Charge: Free Venue: Egglescliffe School <>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA Description:

Two twilights to help teachers with the skills required to tackle NEA-level projects at GCSE level using Python. These sessions assume a reasonable working knowledge of Python 3 including sequencing, selection and iteration. Session 1 is on 6th December, Session 2 is on 13th December These sessions are not about, and will not refer to, current, live NEA tasks.
Session 1 covers: Validation Routines, Regular Expressions, Using subroutines, Using 1D lists (time permitting)
Session 2 covers; Reading data from a file, Interrogating data, Writing to a file, Using 2D lists (time permitting)

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Micro:bit in secondary computing Start: 10 Jan 2018, 09:30 End: 10 Jan 2018, 15:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4 Charge: £275 (with £275 Enthuse Bursary for state schools) Venue: George Stephenson High School <>, Killingworth NE12 6SA Description:

This STEM Learning CPD, led by highly-experienced computer science teachers, will help you maximise the impact of the micro:bit on student learning. You will learn how to fully integrate the device into an engaging curriculum that provides opportunities for all. You will also find out which are the most useful tools and add-ons for the micro:bit, saving you money and time.

Participants will take away devices and additional components to repeat the activities back in the classroom.

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