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2014 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing

Christine Harvey

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

2014 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CAS Conference Day (Sat Jun 21)
Conference Day Ticket (Saturday June 21st only)
13 Registrations Ended £35.00 £0.00
CAS Hub Leaders
Ticket for CAS Hub Leaders only
22 Registrations Ended Free £0.00

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2014 Teacher Conference June 20 - June 21


"The conferences in Birmingham are inspirational and have helped me improve my teaching.  I have been to three and each time have learnt new things which I have been able to use in the classroom." (JW, 2014)


University of Birmingham


Friday 20th June 9am-4pm  CPD Training Day

Friday 20th June 6pm - 10pm Reception and 'teachmeet' style meeting

Saturday 21st June 9am-5pm Conference Day

NB.  Tickets for the CPD day are available separately (see links below).  Purchasing this ticket registers you for the conference day on Saturday June 21st ONLY.

What to EXPECT

"On your marks ... get set ..."

  • Looking for inspiration to breathe more life into your lessons?
  • Do you struggle to find dynamic resources to engage your pupils?
  • Do you wish to enhance your own skills?

The new Programme of Study comes into force this coming September.  Are you ready?  Do you feel prepared?  The CAS Conference provides an ideal opportunity to find out about the new curriculum, meet and learn from other experienced teachers and lecturers about how to introduce computer science in to your classroom.

Join us, for a unique opportunity to hear from practising teachers and educators about developing computing in our schools. 

Come and share your ideas and experience! 


Friday June 20th

Secondary Computing CPD Day


  • KS3 ICT Teachers with no experience of computing
  • KS4 ICT Teachers with no experience of computing
  • ASTs wanting more experience in these aspects of the curriculum
  • KS3/4 ICT teachers with a little experience of programming, but wanting the opportunity to develop existing knowledge
Full day of training:
  • Can’t program? Need confidence in a popular programming language? Come and learn some Python!
  • Unsure about teaching hardware and processing concepts? Little Man Computer (LMC) explained and unpacked for you. (Useful for controlled assessments.)
  • Bits, bytes and how data representation works (sound or image)
  • CPU FETCH Execute Cycle – Binary Logic gate – Find this gobbledegook? Demystified by CAS Master Teachers funded by DfE

Primary Computing CPD Day


  • All Primary school teachers wanting to gain confidence in introducing computing principles to their lessons
  • Primary ICT co-ordinators
  • Primary ASTs
  • Secondary school teachers teaching Y7 students in September 2014
Full day of training:
  • Creative computing – embedding computing into a creative curriculum in KS1 and KS2
  • Using Scratch with logo and some Python programming!
  • Using Kodu creatively in the classroom

Saturday June 21st

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.  For example:

  • So, what is computational thinking?
  • What's in it for the learners?
  • Assessment: the next level
  • Investigating images
  • CSUnplugged activities
  • Managing the transition fropm ICT to Computing
  • Sorting algorithms with a slice of history
  • Raspberry Pi (GPIO) for teaching selection, iteration and data representation
  • Preparing ICt teachers for confident Computing
  • Raspberry pi, what's the point
  • ... and a whole lot more!




Tony Hey

We are delighted that Tony Hey is able to join us from Microsoft US.  As Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections, a division of Microsoft Research, Tony Hey is responsible for the worldwide external research and technical computing strategy across Microsoft Corporation.  Tony has a passionate interest in communicating the excitement of science, and computer science to young people.  He has recently published a new book looking at the breadth of computing science, inspired by the lectures of Richard Feynman.

Quintin Cutts

As Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow Quintin has built an international reputation for the development of effective pedagogy for initial education in computational thnking and Computer Science.  Quintin is project officer for the Professional Learning and Networking in Computing (PLAN C) in Scotland, a member of the newly formed UK forum for Computing Education and also served on the board for the Curriculum of Excellence.

In addition, there will be presentations and workshops from some of our many CAS Master Teachers and other experienced practitioners keen to share their knowledge and understanding, including:

Mark Dorling, Peter Millican, Clifford French, Sue Sentance, Peter Dickman, Chris Coetzee, Pete Dring, Dave Ames, Zoe Ross, Roger Davies, Julia Briggs, Neil Brown


For all travel and accommodation details please follow this link:  Local information, i.e. hotels, travel etc. 


Prices for the CAS Conference have been kept as low as possible at only £35 per person for the conference and £75 for the CPD day.

NB.  Only payment by credit card can be accepted.


For further information either email Conference administrator or telephone 0121 414 4777



Have questions about 2014 CAS - Conference for Teachers of Computing? Contact Christine Harvey

When & Where

University of Birmingham
School of Computer Science
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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Christine Harvey

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.

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