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