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!
What DOES IT COST?
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
Draft PROGRAMME (STC)
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)
Friday June 14th
|9.20||Plenary||TBC||Prof Michael Kolling|
|11.20||Workshops and Seminars|
|1||Extended Workshop||RunRev||Kevin Miller|
|2||Extended Workshop||Logo++||Juraj Hromkovic|
|3||Forum||GCSE||Darren Travi, Ilia Avroutine|
|5||CPD Session||From Paper to Python||Dave Ames|
|6||CPD Session||Kinaesthetic activities for the classroom||Peter Marshman|
|7||CPD Session||Effective CPD for Schools||Sue Sentance|
|8||Computational Thinking||CS Unplugged and comutational tinking||Tim Bell|
|9||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|
|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|
|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|
||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|
|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|
|15.55||Plenary||Agile Pedagogy||Miles Berry|
|16.20||KEYNOTE||CSUnplugged and the School Curriculum||Prof Tim Bell|
|17.00||Closing Remarks||Simon Peyton Jones|
When & Where
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.