CAS Cambridge Primary Hub Meeting
- Science & Technology
- Histon and Impington Junior School, cb249ja
Wednesday 13th February 2013
4:30pm - 7:30pm
'Engaging Pupils with Raspberry Pi'
The National STEM Centre, York
1. Educate teachers by sharing resources for teaching with Raspberry Pi
2. Engage teachers with 'hands-on' activities on a Raspberry Pi
3. Encourage teachers who might be frightened of computing to 'have a go' and share experiences and good practice with each other!
4. Contribute to our plans for the giant York Raspberry Jam on April 13th
The main focus is for this meeting is to discover how the Raspberry Pi may be used in schools to inspire and enthuse pupils in computing. We are planning a series of events for teachers and families all associated with the Raspberry Pi, Scratch & Python.
Come along to the meeting if you want to discover if it is for you, to meet other interested teachers, discover different ways of teaching computing or maybe you are just curious.
At 6.30pm we will be asking you to contribute to planning a giant Raspberry Jam event to take place on April 13th. We want to encourage you to bring children and families from your schools to our Jam on the 13th April. We would encourage you to stay, but if you need to, you may choose to leave at 6.30pm
16.45 – 17:05 Introduction and Welcome – Jenifer Burden
Computing At School News –Alan O’Donohoe
17:05 - 17.20 Introduction to the Raspberry Pi – Alan O’Donohoe
17:20 - 18:20 Choice of workshop sessions followed by plenary
18.20 – 18:30 Plans for the next York CAS hub meeting
How would we like to develop our hub?
18.30 – 19:30 Optional session: planning for Raspberry Jam
We are planning our giant Raspberry Jam to take place on Sat 13th April 2013
If you have a suggestion for adding to or changing the programme please get in touch.
If you tweet please use #CASSTEM to share this event and invite other people you know to join us
Registration required. Light refreshments will be available.
For further information please 'Contact The Host' above.
The National STEM Centre houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science, design and technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK. Alongside contemporary resource materials including print, multimedia and practical resources, is a growing archive collection which showcases several decades of curriculum development.
Resources for use with early years to post-16 students are freely available as physical and eLibrary collections. The eLibrary currently contains over 6,000 teaching resources for the STEM subjects. For further information, to access the eLibrary and to register with the National STEM Centre visit www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk
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, 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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