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2013 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing

Christine Harvey

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM (BST)

2013 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing

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2013 Teacher Conference June 13 - June 14


"I learnt more and connected with more interesting people than on any course that my school has previously forked out hundreds of pounds for"

(Feedback from previous CAS Teacher Conference) 


University of Birmingham


Thursday 13th June 7pm-10pm  Informal Reception and "Bring and Brag" presentations

Friday 14th June 9:00-5:00pm Conference

What to EXPECT

"Computing: Probably the most exciting technology in the world!"

  • Looking for inspiration to breathe more life into your lessons?
  • Are you frustrated by current opportunities for teaching Computing within ICT?
  • Do you struggle to find dynamic resources to engage your pupils?
  • Do you wish to enhance your own skills?

The new Programme of Study has emphasised Computer Science as a core element of the newly branded 'Computing'.  The CAS Conference provides an ideal opportunity to find out about these changes and learn from experienced teachers and lecturers about how to introduce computer science in to your classroom.

The conference will have its usual mix of plenary sessions, over 30 different workshops, the opportunity to network and take home practical examples of lessons and other resources that you can use in your classroom.  

Join us, for a unique opportunity to hear from practising teachers and educators about developing computing in our schools. One of the highlights will be the poster exhibition where teachers will share how they are introducing computing into their classrooms.

Come and share your ideas and experience! 


Local information, i.e. hotels, travel etc. 


A small cost has had to be introduced this year, but has been kept as low as possible at only £25 per person.  Only payment by credit card can be accepted.


For further information either email Conference administrator or telephone 0121 414 4777


The programme below is currently being finalised but indicative of likely content

Thursday June 13th

19:00 Informal Reception (sponsored by OCR)

Guest Lecture:  Neil Fraser (Blockly)

Panel Discussion

22:00 Close 

Friday June 14th

Time   Title Speaker(s)
8.30 Registration    
9.00 Welcome   Simon Humphreys
9.20 Plenary  TBC Prof Michael Kolling
10.00 Keynote TBC Lee Stott
10.45 Break
11.20 Workshops and Seminars   
 1 Extended Workshop RunRev Kevin Miller
Extended Workshop Logo++ Juraj Hromkovic
Forum GCSE Darren Travi, Ilia Avroutine
  #include Laura Dixon
CPD Session From Paper to Python Dave Ames
CPD Session Kinaesthetic activities for the classroom Peter Marshman
CPD Session Effective CPD for Schools Sue Sentance
Computational Thinking CS Unplugged and comutational tinking Tim Bell
Extra-curricular Computing Code Avengers Mike Walmsley
10  Raspberry Pi  programming with the Raspberry Pi Ajit Jaokar
12.10 Workshops and Seminars   
11  Extended Workshop   Run Rev (cont'd) Kevin Miller
12  Extended Workshop Logo++ (cont'd) Juraj Hromkovic
13  Forum
A Level: implications if students have done GCSE
Ian Crosby
14    The difficulty for the difficult Mark Jell
15  CPD Session Python Summer School (TBC) Adam McNicol
16  CPD Session cs4fn Paul Curzon
17  CPD Session App Inventor Trevor Bragg
18  Computational Thinking 12 Techniques to radically accelerate the adoption of computer science in schools Ajit Jaokar
19  Extra-curricular computing  Code Club Claire Sutcliffe
20  Raspberry Pi Networking with the Raspberry Pi Doug Clark
12.50  Lunch
13.50 Workshops and Seminars
21  Extended Workshop I love my Smartphone Jeremy Scott
22  Extended Workshop Greenfoot/BlueJ Neil Brown
23  Forum Developing CS in Primary Phil Bagge, Jane Waite

Use of programmable robots with children with autism Karen Guldberg, Ian Lowe
25  CPD Session  Kodu Stuart Ball 
26  CPD Session Cross-curricular Computing Zoe Ross
27  CPD Session Modelling activities for KS3 Roger Davies
28  Computational Thinking What is Computational Thinking? Greg Michaelson
29  Extra Curricular Computing Hack to the Future Alan O'Donohoe
30  Raspberry pi 

Using the PiFace Andrew Robinson
14.40 Workshops and Seminars 
31  Extended Workshop   I love my smartphone Jeremy Scott
32  Extended Workshop Greenfoot (cont'd) Neil Brown
33  Forum Planning a KS3 scheme of work Mark Dorling
34    Virtual Badges Genevieve Smith-Nunes
35  CPD Session TBC John Palmer
36  CPD Session Logical thinking Mark Clarkson
CPD Session
 Becoming a CAS Master Teacher Simon Humphreys
38  Computational Thinking   What is computational thinking?  Who needs it? Aaron Sloman
39  Extra curricular Computing  CoderDojo James Whelton


Raspberry pi Raspberry Jam? Alan O'Donohoe
15.20 Break  
15.55 Plenary Agile Pedagogy Miles Berry
16.20 KEYNOTE CSUnplugged and the School Curriculum Prof Tim Bell
17.00   Closing Remarks  Simon Peyton Jones
Have questions about 2013 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing? Contact Christine Harvey

When & Where

B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM (BST)

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Christine Harvey

Computing At School  (CAS) aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that many students are being “turned off” computing by a combination of factors that have conspired to make the subject seem dull and pedestrian. Our goal is to put the excitement back into Computing at school. 

The Computing At School  group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation, whose energy, creativity, and leadership comes from its members. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners. Membership is open to everyone, and is very broad, including teachers, parents, governors, exam boards, industry, professional societies, and universities. We speak for the discipline of computing at school level, inc.  FE, and not for any particular interest group.

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