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Hertfordshire & Borders CAS Hub Meeting
Wednesday 6th March
9.30am - 12pm
We would be delighted to invite you once again to the Hertfordshire and borders CAS (Computing At School) hub meeting on March 6th between 9.30-12 at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage. This is on the same day as the Hertfordshire National ICT Festival which runs 12-6pm.
The aim of the hub is to share good ICT and Computing practice, ideas and resources with teachers across the Hertfordshire area and beyond. It is a great opportunity to collaborate with other colleagues interested in developing Computing in the curriculum.
As an additional bonus for attending hub meeting you will receive complimentary admission to the Hertfordshire ICT Festival which is being held on the same day between 12-6pm. At the ICT Festival there will be a wide variety of litebite taster sessions running throughout the day and a varied range of exhibitors.
The provisional programme for the morning is as follows;
CAS Update - Simon Humphreys
Super fun short python projects - James Dent
Great computing stuff - Show and share
Local ICT curriculum update - James Dent
Animation 2013 Competition- Rebecca D'Cruz
Teaching computing without computers- Stephen Hunt
Raspberry Pi Jam (4.30-6pm) - Registration for this requires seperate booking.
Speakers to be announced closer to the time. If you would like to present something at this meeting please do get in touch.
If you have any queries about the ICT Festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the hub meeting and festival!
The Computing at School group seeks to promote computing as a discipline in schools and to support teachers keen to engage with computing in their classrooms. This launch meeting of a Hertfordshire hub is an exciting opportunity for teachers in the region to get together and
The “Computing At School” group (CAS) is a membership association adminstered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and supported by Microsoft Research and other industry partners. It was created to support and promote the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines in UK schools. Our membership is broad, and includes teachers, examiners, parents, university faculty, and employers.
CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that our brightest 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 fun back into computing at school.
We see computing as a rich and deep discipline in its own right, like physics or mathematics. Like those subjects, computing explores foundational principles and ideas, rather than training students in skills related to particular artefacts.
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