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 CAS Research Meeting Organiser(s): Laura Heels <laura.heels@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University; Sue Sentance <sue.sentance@computingatschool.org.uk>, King's College London Start: 01 Jun 2017, 11:00 End: 01 Jun 2017, 15:00 Target Key Stages: Charge: Free Venue: Newcastle University <http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/>, School of Computing Science, Newcastle NE1 7RU Description:

CAS Research is a group of people who share an interest in research in computer science education. We particularly want to support teachers carrying out or engaging with research and those starting PhDs in this area.

Agenda to follow but the meeting will take the form of research presentations in the morning and discussion on a research topic in the afternoon. This will be a good opportunity for any teachers or postgraduate students involved in research and would like to talk about it do let us know!

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Code Club Newcastle Meetup Organiser(s): Anna Pearson <yhne@codeclub.org.uk>, Code Club UK / Raspberry Pi Foundation Start: 06 Jun 2017, 18:00 End: 06 Jun 2017, 20:00 Target Key Stages: KS2, KS3 Charge: Free Venue: Centre for Life <https://www.life.org.uk/>, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP Description:

Code Club is a network of free, volunteer-led, after school computing clubs for 9-11 year olds. We are part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity which works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

Our meetups are fun, friendly and informal gatherings for teachers, community leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in finding out more about what we do.

If you are already running or hosting a club then come along and say hello; this is a chance to meet people involved in other clubs so we can share resources and help each other.

Or if you'd like to get involved in running a Code Club then come along and find out more.

Our coordinator for the area, Anna Pearson, will be on hand to answer any questions you have about starting or running a club.

There will be snacks and drinks too!

If you have any questions in advance of the event, please get in touch via yhne@codeclub.org.uk or @codeclubne on Twitter.

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How does the Internet work? - primary CPD Organiser(s): Amanda Hayward <amanda.hayward@ictinschools.org>, Openzone @ The Word Speaker(s): Anna Pearson, Code Club UK / Raspberry Pi Foundation Start: 07 Jun 2017, 16:00 End: 07 Jun 2017, 17:30 Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2 Charge: Free to South Tyneside Schools Venue: Openzone @ The Word <http://ictinschools.org/>, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF Description:

Code Club builds a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across the UK. They offer training and resources for primary school teachers of the new computing curriculum and we are delighted to announce that they will be hosing one of their very popular CPD events in South Tyneside.

This session explores networks and the internet. We look at the Web in more detail, including how to code using HTML, and how search engines work. Have a look at the video below to find out a bit more.

See https://www.smore.com/bhg9n for other CPD at Openzone@The Word.

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A Level Computer Science - NEA Project Ideas and Complexity Organiser(s): Jeanette Patterson <jeanette.patterson@computingatschool.org.uk>, Kings Priory School Speaker(s): Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 15 Jun 2017, 16:30 End: 15 Jun 2017, 18:00 Target Key Stages: KS4, KS5 Charge: Free for CAS Master Teachers and Lead Schools, £20 for other teachers Venue: Kings Priory School <http://www.kingsprioryschool.co.uk/>, Tynemouth NE30 4RF Description:

A chance to look at A level project ideas to help students develop their practical skills and computational thinking.

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CAS Teesside Hub Meeting Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School; Simon Roberts, Carmel College Start: 20 Jun 2017, 16:30 End: 20 Jun 2017, 18:30 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Egglescliffe School <http://www.egglescliffe.org.uk/>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA Description:

Workshops include a look at Object Oriented Programming (OOP) using Greenfoot, Computational Thinking & Assessment and also some discussion for how to prepare for the dreaded 9-1 NEA and the resource bank issue.

16:30 Registration and Refreshments
16:40 Workshop: Object Oriented Programming with Greenfoot (Mark Clarkson)
16:40 Workshop: Computational Thinking & Assessment (Simon Roberts)
17:30 Break
17:40 Discussion: GCSE Computer Science NEA - Planning, Preparation and the dreaded Resource Bank
18:25 Feedback Survey and Close

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CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting Organiser(s): Mike Carter <m.carterlea@gmail.com>, TynCan Learning; Nick Cook <nick.cook@newcastle.ac.uk>, Newcastle University Speaker(s): Nick Cook, Newcastle University; Jeanette Patterson, Kings Priory School Start: 27 Jun 2017, 16:45 End: 27 Jun 2017, 19:00 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:

This hub meeting will provide introductions to ScratchMaths, a project from UCL on primary maths and computing using Scratch, and modelling and simulation from using StarLogo.

Programme
Time Topic
16:45 Registration, refreshments and networking
17:00 ScratchMaths - primary maths and computing using Scratch, a project from UCL with excellent KS2 curriculum resources
18:00 StarLogo - modelling and simulation software suitable for KS2 through to A Level. StarLogo allows students to model and explore complex systems. Developed by the people who created Scratch, it is accessible yet enables the development and monitoring of sophisticated models and simulations such as predator/prey ecosystems, pandemics and emergent behaviour exhibited by insect populations.

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CAS Tenderfoot CPD: Bits and Chips Organiser(s): Mark Clarkson <mwclarkson@gmail.com>, Egglescliffe School Speaker(s): Mark Clarkson, Egglescliffe School Start: 29 Jun 2017, 13:30 End: 29 Jun 2017, 16:00 Target Key Stages: KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Venue: Egglescliffe School <http://www.egglescliffe.org.uk/>, Eaglescliffe TS16 0LA Description:

This session introduces the next CAS Tenderfoot Unit focussing on the connection between the 0s and 1s of binary and how the computer does things. An intro video: https://goo.gl/g0UYS9 explains the unit. We will cover logic circuits, truth tables and boolean logic, machine architecture and the fetch-decode-execute cycle.

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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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