Making computer science accessible and exciting
Thursday 7th July, 2016
4:30pm - 7:00pm
An opportunity to get together and discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing schools with the delivery of Computer Science from KS3 to KS5. Whatever your background, whether you're planning for, delivering or starting to panic about any aspect of computer science at any level then this is your opportunity to get share your fear, ideas and experiences.
There will be an opportunity to discuss the delivery and assessment of computer science topics - so please feel free to bring your own stories, ideas and enthusiasm!
Draft Agenda (subject to change)
* See below for more details
4:00 - 4:30 Welcome, refreshments and networking
4:30 - 4:50 Group discussion or a presentation - topic TBD
4:50 - 5:40 Workshops*
5:40 - 5:50 Break and networking
5:50 - 6:40 Workshops*
6:40 - 7:00 Plenary and AOB
Micro:Bits - Making things happen (Mark Clarkson)
The Knights Tour - CS4fn resource looking at abstraction, decomposition and generalisation (Mark Clarkson)
Please email Mark if you have an idea for a workshop - either something you want help with or something you want to share!
Any questions? Want more details? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are CAS?
Computing At School is a grass-roots organisation made up of teachers, parents, governors, HE academics and people from industry, all of whom have a passion to support the delivery of computing in schools, at all key stages.
CAS is the subject association for computing and and we have hubs up and down the country, run by volunteers (usually teachers). To find out more about CAS, visit the website, or better yet, join CAS Online to get involved in the discussions and resources.
Computing at School is endorsed and supported by:
When & Where
Computing At School
The Computing At School group (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.