Current North East Events News Feed News feed of Current CAS and CAS-related events for teachers in the North East of England. http://casne.ncl.ac.uk/events/current.xml Creative Computing for Key Stage 3 Venue: Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD Start: 05 Sep 2019, 09:30 End: 01 Oct 2019, 16:30 Number of sessions: 3 Type: NCCE CPD Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Designed for Heads of Computing, and others with a key role in teaching and leading computing, this three-day course will help you plan and deliver an inclusive curriculum appropriate for all pupils in Key Stage 3. Whether you are an experienced teacher or leader of computing looking to reinvigorate the subject, or have come to computing from another subject area or after training, this course will give you the confidence to forward plan and to raise the profile of the subject.

The 3-day course will provide you with the theory, background and practical application to design and build a Key Stage 3 curriculum that leads to increased engagement and student success, inspiring and preparing students to study the subject to GCSE and beyond. The course is based on firm evidence and experience, and will help you develop an understanding of what works best in the context of your own school.

Working under the guidance of experienced practitioners topics will include:

Curriculum design
Building an inclusive curriculum
Resourcing the computing curriculum
Applying the lastest research to the classroom
Growing the departmental profile in the school
Constructing and delivering engaging lessons
Physical computing
Enriching the curriculum

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/456494/creative-computing-key-stage-3 ]]>
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Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ Start: 10 Sep 2019, 09:00 End: 24 Sep 2019, 04:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS1 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/454271/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-1-computing ]]>
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Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF Start: 10 Sep 2019, 09:00 End: 02 Oct 2019, 16:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS1 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/455494/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-1-computing ]]>
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Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF Start: 11 Sep 2019, 09:00 End: 03 Oct 2019, 04:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/455524/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-2-computing ]]>
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Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing Venue: Ashington Town Hall, Ashington NE63 8RU Start: 25 Sep 2019, 09:00 End: 08 Oct 2019, 16:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This professional development complements the one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/454280/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-2-computing ]]>
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CAS Kingston Park Primary Community Meeting Venue: Stocksfield Avenue Primary School, Newcastle NE5 2DQ Start: 25 Sep 2019, 16:15 End: 25 Sep 2019, 18:00 Type: CAS Community Meeting Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

16:15 Registration and Refreshments
16:25 Introduction/NCC and CAS Overview
16:40 Review our Computer Science Curriculum - What is working? What do we need help with?
16:45 Hands on with resources - Crumble Kits and Makey Makey.
17:50 Feedback Survey and Close

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7221 ]]>
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Primary programming and algorithms Venue: Openzone @ The Word, ICT in Schools Team, South Shields NE33 1JF Start: 26 Sep 2019, 09:00 End: 26 Sep 2019, 16:00 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. Algorithms are clear and unambiguous instructions to solve problems which can often be translated using a programming language for a computer to follow. By thinking computationally, children can harness the power of computers to extend their capabilities.

Teachers may wish to attend teaching and leading key stage 1 or key stage 2 computing before participating in this CPD

During this one-day professional development, you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement.

The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/455501/primary-programming-and-algorithms ]]>
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Algorithms in GCSE computer science Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD Start: 01 Oct 2019, 09:30 End: 15 Oct 2019, 16:30 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS4 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

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 CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/456825/algorithms-gcse-computer-science ]]>
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Code Club Teacher Training Session, Gateshead: An Introduction Organiser(s): Sarah Zaman (sarah.zaman@computingatschool.org.uk), CAS Community Outreach Start: 02 Oct 2019, 16:00 End: 02 Oct 2019, 17:30 Type: NCCE CPD Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Teachers of Gateshead, are you interested in introducing a Code Club into your school? Are you looking to upskill and learn more about Coding and Digital Making?

At this session, you will find out more about how you can help get kids coding with Code Club, even if you don’t know a lot about technology.

Anna, our coordinator for the North East, will be on hand to introduce you our Code Club projects, as well as answer all your questions.

The session will cover:

What is coding?

What is Code Club?

How to start a Code Club

Introduction to Scratch and the Code Club learning projects

Who is the training for?

This training session is perfect for those with no coding experience who are keen to learn while teaching the next generation.

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7210 ]]>
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CAS Darlington Secondary Community Meeting Start: 02 Oct 2019, 16:30 End: 02 Oct 2019, 18:00 Type: CAS Community Meeting Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

16:30 Registration and Refreshments
16:40 NCCE News
16:55 Primary teaching of computing - Discussion and Activities
17:25 Secondary teaching of computing - Discussion and Activities
17:55 Feedback Survey and Close

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7132 ]]>
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CAS Whitley Bay Mixed Community Meeting Start: 03 Oct 2019, 15:45 End: 03 Oct 2019, 17:30 Type: CAS Community Meeting Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Registration and Refreshments
NCCE Update
Barefoot
Beginner Python programming using Turtle

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Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ Start: 08 Oct 2019, 09:00 End: 22 Oct 2019, 16:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS1 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Computing is a broad subject, made up of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. This two-day professional development complements our one-day programming and algorithms event, giving you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage 1 curriculum.

You will develop your knowledge of internet-connected computer systems, from hardware to online safety. You will take-away engaging ways to use computers and software effectively, supporting other areas of curriculum learning. Combining popular and accessible tools, you will develop the skills and ideas to support creative projects produced by your children. You'll also discover age-appropriate data collection, analysis and sharing methods and projects.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/454274/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-1-computing ]]>
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Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing Venue: Marden CLC, Cullercoats NE30 3RZ Start: 09 Oct 2019, 09:00 End: 23 Oct 2019, 04:00 Number of sessions: 2 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online behaviours.

This professional development complements the one-day programming and algorithms event. Over two days you will broaden your understanding across the whole computing curriculum. You will strengthen your knowledge of computer systems and networks, including the internet and technologies such as search engines and email that make use of it. You will demystify computers, developing understanding of data fundamentals such as binary, and learning how the parts of a computer system handle this data to carry out useful tasks.

Skilfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum. They will develop their ability to select the right tool for the job, then use them in a considered, effective way.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/454306/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-2-computing ]]>
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CAS Sunderland Community Meeting on NCCE Venue: Room 313, David Goldman Building, Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD Organiser(s): John Lamb (john.lamb@computingatschool.org.uk), Sunderland University Start: 09 Oct 2019, 16:00 End: 09 Oct 2019, 18:00 Type: CAS Community Meeting Target Key Stages: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 Charge: Free Description:

Let the National Centre for Computing Education help you gain the confidence in teaching across the computing curriculum, and integrate core concepts at all Key Stages.

The University of Sunderland welcomes you to find out more about how we can support the needs of you, your department and your school. So come along to our Twilight briefing to find out more about the courses they offer and the bursaries available to your school.

Teas, coffees and refreshments will be provided - free of charge.

Agenda:
16:00 Registration and Refreshments
16:30 Computer Science updates and Information on the National Centre for Computing Education
17:15 NCCE - GCSE Taster session
17:15 NCCE - Primary taster session
17:55 Feedback Survey and Close

Booking information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunderland-cas-community-autumn-meeting-tickets-73095806525 ]]>
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Code Club Meetup - The Curve, Teesside University Venue: Teesside University, School of Computing, Middlesbrough TS1 3BA Start: 16 Oct 2019, 18:00 End: 16 Oct 2019, 19:30 Type: Other Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Description
For our upcoming Code Club meetup, we're coming to Middlesbrough and teaming up with Teesside University. If you are a teacher, an educator, a Code Club host or volunteer, or someone interested in getting involved with Code Club, then this event is for you!

This meetup will be a fun, friendly, informal space where you can meet like-minded members of the Code Club community, talk all things Code Club, and hear the latest updates about how we are helping kids all over the North East to get coding.

If you’re new to Code Club or thinking about volunteering for us, this is also a great place to get started.

The event will include talks, demonstrations, and a chance to get hands-on with some digital making activities.

Anna, the coordinator for Yorkshire and the North East at Code Club UK, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about starting or running a Code Club.

So come by, grab some complimentary refreshments and snacks, and join our conversation!

Booking information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-meetup-the-curve-teesside-university-tickets-70891846421 ]]>
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Barefoot Programming Workshop Start: 23 Oct 2019, 16:30 End: 23 Oct 2019, 18:00 Type: NCCE CPD Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

16:30 Registration and Refreshments
16:40 Introduction to Barefoot
16:55 Computational Thinking for primary pupils
17:25 Programming for primary pupils
17:55 Feedback Survey and Close

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/official_events/7135 ]]>
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Primary programming and algorithms Venue: Sunderland University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sunderland SR1 3SD Start: 24 Oct 2019, 09:00 End: 24 Oct 2019, 16:00 Type: NCCE CPD Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. Algorithms are clear and unambiguous instructions to solve problems which can often be translated using a programming language for a computer to follow. By thinking computationally, children can harness the power of computers to extend their capabilities.

Teachers may wish to attend teaching and leading key stage 1 or key stage 2 computing before participating in this CPD

During this one-day professional development, you will discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement.

The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.

Booking information: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/454714/primary-programming-and-algorithms ]]>
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CAS Port of Blyth Primary Community Meeting Start: 17 Nov 2019, 15:30 End: 17 Nov 2019, 17:00 Type: CAS Community Meeting Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

First of our Computing meetings as part of Blyth STEM hub

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7229 ]]>
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https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7288 Venue: West Jesmond Primary School, Newcastle NE2 3AJ Organiser(s): Karl McGrath (wmar@westjesmond.newcastle.sch.uk), West Jesmond Primary School Start: 25 Nov 2019, 16:00 End: 25 Nov 2019, 17:30 Type: CAS Community Meeting Target Key Stages: KS1, KS2 Charge: Free to eligible teachers/schools. Eligibility for free places and bursaries is determined by DfE/NCCE rules. See the booking page for details. Description:

Time Topic
16:00 Registration and Refreshments
16:10 Introduction
16:30 Teaching unplugged with Barefoot
17:15 Support on progression of skills
17:30 Feedback Survey and Close

Booking information: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7288 ]]>
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