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2013 Technocamps/CAS Wales Conference

Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM (BST)

2013 Technocamps/CAS Wales Conference

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Main Conference and CPD
Main conference (FRI) and two days of CPD (SAT/SUN)
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2013 Technocamps/CAS Wales Conference
"Supporting Computer Science for Schools in Wales"

Conference: Friday 5th July 2013, 9:30am-5:00pm
CPD: Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July
Swansea University

This third annual conference, hosted by 
Technocamps and Computing At School (CAS) Wales (after hugely successful events in 2012 and 2011), will provide teachers, leadership teams, HE/FE academics, examination boards, education policymakers and industry with a forum to highlight and discuss the important issues surrounding computer science education in Wales. This year's conference is contextualised by the currently ongoing review of the ICT curriculum as part of the wider National Curriculum Review in Wales.

It will feature keynote talks from:

  • Eben Upton, Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • David Rees AM, National Assembly for Wales (Labour, Aberavon)

This year we have expanded the format: the main conference on the Friday will follow-on from the last two years by offering a forum to discuss issues around education and policy in Wales, as well as showcasing best-practice and initiatives for teaching computer science.

In addition, this year we are offering two days of low-cost/high-quality CPD for primary/secondary/FE teachers of ICT/Computing to develop subject knowledge and skills to teach computer science.



Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP:

Local information and how to get to Swansea University and campus map.


Main Conference:
Friday 5th July: 12:30-18:00

Saturday 6th July: 09:00-17:00
Sunday 7th July: 09:00-13:00

Conference PROGRAMME


Friday 5th July


10:00 Welcome
Dr Tom Crick (Chair, CAS Wales)
Professor Faron Moller (Director, Technocamps)

Dr Eben Upton (Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation)


David Rees AM (Labour, Aberavon)


12:30 LUNCH
14:00 Keynote (TBC)
15:00 Panel session: "The future of ICT and computer science education in Wales"

Closing remarks

17:00 FINISH
Saturday 6th July
09:00 Arrival and coffee
09:30 Four pathways:
1. Programming with Greenfoot
(Dr Neil Brown, University of Kent)
2. Programming with Python (Adam McNicol, Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge)
3. Raspberry Pi (Clive Beale, Raspberry Pi Foundation)
4. CS Fundamentals (Matthew Gwynne, Swansea University)
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 Four pathways:
1. Programming with Greenfoot
(Dr Neil Brown, University of Kent)
2. Programming with Python (Adam McNicol, Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge)
3. Raspberry Pi (Clive Beale, Raspberry Pi Foundation)
4. CS Fundamentals (Matthew Gwynne, Swansea University)
17:00 END
Sunday 7th July
09:00 Arrival and coffee
09:30 Four pathways (following on from Saturday's sessions):
1. Programming with Greenfoot II
(Dr Neil Brown, University of Kent)
2. Programming with Python II (Adam McNicol, Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge)
3. Raspberry Pi Continued (Clive Beale, Raspberry Pi Foundation)
4. CS Fundamentals II (Matthew Gwynne, Swansea University)
13:00 LUNCH and END


Workshop TOPICS (Friday)*

  • CS in Primary
  • CS Unplugged
  • Magic of CS
  • Computational Modelling
  • Teaching GCSE Computer Science

and so much more!


Teachers: what to EXPECT

  • Are you concerned about the recent announcements regarding Computer Science and ICT and the wide range of qualifications available?
  • Are you frustrated by current opportunities for the support of teaching Computer Science?
  • Want to know what is happening in Wales and how CAS and Technocamps can support you and your school?
  • Looking for inspiration to breathe more life into your lessons and engage your pupils?
  • Do you wish to enhance your own skills to keep pace with your students and the new qualifications and curricula?

Then join us, for a unique opportunity to connect with teachers and educators across Wales to discuss the key issues, learn new skills and help develop computer science in our schools. Come and share your ideas and experience! 



The main conference is free!

It is expected that your employer will cover travel and/or accommodation expenses especially as we are making no charge for the main conference itself. 

However, there is a charge for the Saturday/Sunday CPD sessions, but this includes accommodation, refreshments and lunch.


Please follow @CASWales and @Technocamps; the hashtag for the event will be: #tccas13


For further information please contact the Technocamps Communications Manager: Sian Jones (sian.jones@swansea.ac.uk or 01792 606652).


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Technocamps is a £6m Convergence project led by Swansea University in partnership with the Universities of Bangor, Aberystwyth and Glamorgan. Technocamps will provide daily and weekly sessions to pupils aged 11-19 on a range of exciting topics in Computer Science, including robotics, games development, animation, digital forensics, software development and much more.

Backed by £3.9m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, it will deliver a series of outreach programmes to schools and colleges, inspiring young people to study Computer Science-based topics underpinning and aligned with the STEM subjects and pursue a career in one of the strategic areas that drive economic growth and create wealth. For further information, please see: http://www.technocamps.com and @Technocamps.

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Computing At School (CAS) is an organisation that promotes and supports the teaching of Computer Science in UK schools, supported by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Its memberships is diverse, with nearly 4000 members, including teachers at thousands of schools across the UK, as well as university academics, examination boards, industry, chartered/professional societies, parents and governors. 

CAS seeks to work at a number of levels, including directly supporting teachers, as well advocacy at a national policy level. CAS Wales has been working in partnership with Technocamps since its formation to drive forward the CS education agenda in Wales. For further information regarding CAS and its activities, please see: http://www.computingatschool.org.uk and @CASWales/@CompAtSch.

Cynhadledd Cymru
"Cefnogi Cyfrifiadureg i Ysgolion yng Nghymru"

Cynhadledd: dydd Gwener 5 Gorffennaf 2013, 12:30pm-6:00pm
Datblygiad Proffesiynol Parhaus: dydd Sadwrn 6 Gorffennaf a                   dydd Sul 7 Gorffennaf
Prifysgol Abertawe

Mae’r drydedd gynhadledd flynyddol hon, a gynhelir gan Technocamps a Computing At School (CAS) Cymru
(yn dilyn digwyddiadau llwyddiannus iawn yn 2012 a 2011), yn darparu fforwm i athrawon, timau arwain, academyddion addysg uwch/bellach, byrddau arholi, gwneuthurwyr polisi addysg a’r diwydiant i nodi a thrafod y materion pwysig sy’n ymwneud ag addysg cyfrifiadureg yng Nghymru.

Ceir anerchiadau gan y prif siaradwyr canlynol:

  • Eben Upton, Sefydlydd, Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • Llywodraeth Cymru (i’w gadarnhau)

Eleni rydym wedi ehangu’r fformat: bydd y brif gynhadledd ar y dydd Gwener yn dilyn ymlaen o’r ddwy flynedd ddiwethaf trwy ddarparu fforwm i drafod materion sy’n ymwneud ag addysg a pholisi yng Nghymru, yn ogystal ag arddangos arfer gorau a mentrau ar gyfer addysgu cyfrifiadureg.

Yn ogystal, rydym eleni yn cynnig deuddydd o Ddatblygiad Proffesiynol Parhaus cost isel/ansawdd uchel i athrawon TGCh/Cyfrifiadureg ddatblygu gwybodaeth am y pwnc a sgiliau i addysgu cyfrifiadureg.


Prifysgol Abertawe, Abertawe SA2 8PP:

Gwybodaeth leol a sut i gyrraedd Prifysgol Abertawea map o’r campws.


Y Brif Gynhadledd:
Dydd Gwener 5 Gorffennaf: 12:30-18:00

Datblygiad Proffesiynol Parhaus:
Dydd Sadwrn 6 Gorffennaf: 09:00-17:00
Dydd Sul 7 Gorffennaf: 09:00-13:00

RHAGLEN y Gynhadledd

Dydd Gwener 5 Gorffennaf




Dr Tom Crick (Cadeirydd, CAS Cymru)
Yr Athro Faron Moller (Cyfarwyddwr, Technocamps)


Prif Siaradwr o Lywodraeth Cymru (i’w gadarnhau)


Dr Eben Upton (Sefydlydd, Raspberry Pi Foundation)








Sesiwn Panel: "Dyfodol TGCh a Chyfrifiadureg yng Nghymru"


Sylwadau cloi




Dydd Sadwrn 6 Gorffennaf


Cyrraedd a choffi


Pedwar llwybr:
1. Rhaglennu â Greenfoot
 (Dr Neil Brown, Prifysgol Caint)
2. Rhaglennu â Python (i’w gadarnhau)
3. Raspberry Pi (Clive Beale, Sefydliad Raspberry Pi)
4. Hanfodion Cyfrifiadureg (i’w gadarnhau)




Pedwar llwybr:
1. Rhaglennu â Greenfoot
 (Dr Neil Brown, Prifysgol Caint)
2. Rhaglennu â Python (i’w gadarnhau)
3. Raspberry Pi (Clive Beale, Sefydliad Raspberry Pi)
4. Hanfodion Cyfrifiadureg (i’w gadarnhau)




Dydd Sul 7 Gorffennaf


Cyrraedd a choffi


Pedwar llwybr (parhad o sesiwn ddydd Sadwrn):
1. Rhaglennu â Greenfoot II
 (Dr Neil Brown, Prifysgol Caint)
2. Rhaglennu â Python II (i’w gadarnhau)
3. Raspberry Pi Parhad (Clive Beale, Sefydliad Raspberry Pi)
4. Hanfodion Cyfrifiadureg II (i’w gadarnhau)




 PYNCIAU’R Gweithdai (dydd Gwener)

  • Cyfrifiadureg mewn Ysgolion Cynradd
  • Hyd a Lled Cyfrifiadureg
  • Hud a Lledrith Cyfrifiadureg
  • Modelu Cyfrifiadurol
  • Addysgu Cyfrifiadureg TGAU

a llawer rhagor!


Athrawon: yr hyn i’w DDISGWYL

  • A ydych yn pryderu am y cyhoeddiadau diweddar am Gyfrifiadureg a TGCh a’r amrywiaeth eang o gymwysterau sydd ar gael?
  • A ydych yn teimlo’n rhwystredig oherwydd y cyfleoedd cymorth presennol wrth addysgu Cyfrifiadureg?
  • A hoffech wybod beth sy’n digwydd yng Nghymru a sut y gall CAS a Technocamps eich cefnogi chi a’ch ysgol?
  • A ydych yn chwilio am ysbrydoliaeth i roi rhagor o fywyd i’ch gwersi a chysylltu â’ch disgyblion?
  • A ydych yn dymuno gwella eich sgiliau i gadw i fyny â’ch disgyblion a’r cymwysterau a’r cwricwla newydd?

Yna ymunwch â ni am gyfle unigryw i gysylltu ag athrawon ac addysgwyr ledled Cymru i drafod y problemau allweddol, i ddysgu sgiliau newydd a helpu i ddatblygu cyfrifiadureg yn ein hysgolion. Dewch i rannu eich syniadau a’ch profiadau! 


Beth yw’r GOST?

Mae’r brif gynhadledd am ddim!

Disgwylir y bydd eich cyflogwr yn talu eich costau teithio a/neu lety yn enwedig gan nad ydym yn codi tâl am y brif gynhadledd.

Fodd bynnag, codir tâl am y sesiynau Datblygiad Proffesiynol Parhaus ddydd Sadwrn/Sul, ond mae hyn yn cynnwys llety a lluniaeth.


Dilynwch @CASWales a @Technocamps; yr hashtag ar gyfer y digwyddiad bydd: #tccas13


I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â Rheolwr Cyfathrebu Technocamps: Sian Jones (sian.jones@swansea.ac.uk neu 01792 606652).

Technocamps bilingual logo


Mae Technocamps yn brosiect Cydgyfeirio gwerth £6 miliwn a arweinir gan Brifysgol Abertawe mewn partneriaeth â Phrifysgolion Bangor, Aberystwyth a Morgannwg. Bydd Technocamps yn darparu sesiynau dyddiol ac wythnosol i ddisgyblion 11-19 oed ar amrywiaeth o bynciau cyffrous o fewn Cyfrifiadureg, gan gynnwys roboteg, datblygu gemau, animeiddio, gwaith fforensig digidol, datblygu meddalwedd a llawer rhagor. 

Bydd y rhaglen, â chymorth ariannol o £3.9 miliwn gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop trwy Lywodraeth Cymru, yn darparu cyfres o raglenni allgymorth i ysgolion a cholegau gan ysbrydoli pobl ifanc i astudio pynciau sy’n seiliedig ar Gyfrifiadureg sy’n tanategu ac wedi’u halinio â’r pynciau STEM, a dilyn gyrfa yn un o’r meysydd strategol sy’n gyrru twf economaidd ac yn creu cyfoeth. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, gweler: http://www.technocamps.com/ a @Technocamps.

Computing at School logo 

Mae Computing At School (CAS) yn sefydliad sy’n hyrwyddo ac yn cefnogi addysgu Cyfrifiadureg yn ysgolion y DU a chaiff ei gefnogi gan y BCS, Sefydliad Siartredig TG. Mae ei aelodaeth o bron 4000 yn amrywiol ac mae’n cynnwys athrawon o filoedd o ysgolion ledled y DU, yn ogystal ag academyddion prifysgolion, byrddau arholi, y diwydiant, cymdeithasau siartredig/proffesiynol, rhieni a llywodraethwyr.

Bwriad CAS yw gweithio ar nifer o lefelau, gan gynnwys cefnogi athrawon yn uniongyrchol, yn ogystal ag eiriolaeth ar lefel polisi cenedlaethol. Mae CAS Cymru wedi bod yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth â Technocamps ers ei sefydlu i yrru ymlaen yr agenda addysg gyfrifiadureg yng Nghymru. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am CAS a’i weithgareddau, gweler: http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ a @CASWales/@CompAtSch.


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Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM (BST)

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