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 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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