"I felt inspired and ready to face the teaching Computing world again."
"The speakers were great and very helpful. They met my objectives and I came away with loads of resources and ideas to take back into my school"
University of Birmingham, Computer Science Building
Friday 17th June 6pm - 10.30pm Reception
Details of the pre-conference meet-up activity will be published soon
Saturday 18th June 9am-5pm Conference Day
Friday June 17th
Details of the pre-conference meet-up activity will be published soon
Saturday June 18th
The conference will have its usual mix of plenary sessions, over 40 different workshops, the opportunity to network and take home practical examples of lessons and other resources that you can use in your classroom. There are sessions for both primary and secondary teachers of computing.
Primary Control of Physical Systems! A friendly alternative to the dusty corner of the ICT cupboard
Computing through Mathematics .. a way to develop higher order thinking skills
Pedagogy in Primary computing
MicroPython for the Micro:Bit for Absolute Beginners
“Phish ‘N’ Chips” – Cyber Security CPD for Teachers
Observation as a Primary Concept for the Computational Thinker
Making Music with your Micro:Bit
Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy
Encouraging Responsibility Online Through a Text-Based Adventure Game
Equipping Primary Teacher to Let Go
Assessing Computational Thinking Skills & Programming Constructs
…..and a whole lot more!
The full DRAFT programme is published below
We are excited to welcome Conrad Wolfram to the CAS conference this year. Conrad Wolfram has been a prominent proponent of 'Computer-Based Math'- a reform of mathematics education to make greater use of information technology and is the founder of www.computerbasedmath.org. Conrad will present arguments for the connections between Maths and Computing and the relevance for us all in our classrooms
Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is strategic director and European co-founder/CEO of the Wolfram group of companies. Described as the place where "Computation meets Knowledge" and "The Math Company", the Wolfram Group specializes in pushing boundaries at the intersection of computation, data science, maths, and knowledge, including making Mathematica software, the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine (powering knowledge answers for Apple's Siri), the Computable Document Format (CDF) standard and Wolfram Language. All Wolfram technology is now being hybridised to the cloud, including providing private computation cloud installations.
Conrad is also a leading advocate for a fundamental shift of maths education to be computer-based and founded computerbasedmath.org (CBM) to drive implementation of the change. The movement is now a worldwide force in re-engineering the STEM curriculum with early projects in Estonia, Sweden and across Africa.
Conrad regularly appears in the media and as a keynote speaker on subjects ranging from the future of the web to 21st century education. He holds degrees in natural sciences and maths from University of Cambridge, UK
David J. Malan is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively. He teaches Computer Science 50, otherwise known as CS50, which is Harvard University's largest course, Yale University's largest course, and edX's largest MOOC. He also teaches at Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. All of his courses are available as OpenCourseWare. His research in graduate school focused primarily on cybersecurity and computer forensics. His more recent publications focus on instructional technologies and pedagogy.
We are thrilled that David can take time out of his busy schedule to present at the CAS conference this year
The Workshop Speakers
In addition, there will be over 40 presentations and workshops from some of our many CAS Master Teachers and other experienced practitioners keen to share their knowledge and understanding with us.
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|CAS Conference 2016 Programme Schedule|
|Saturday 18th June|
|9:00 AM||Welcome||Simon Humphreys|
|9:10 AM||Research group||Sue Sentance|
|9:35 AM||This is how we do it in primary||Jane Waite|
|10:00 AM||TBC||Conrad Wolfram|
|11:10 AM||WORKSHOPS SESSION 1|
|11:10 AM||1||Research 1||Sue Sentance||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||5||The Wolfram Language in the classroom - a rapid tool for cross curricula programming||Robert Cook||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||9||Tenderfoot||Roger Davies, John Woollard||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||13||Primary control of physical systems! A friendly alternative to the dusty corner of the ICT cupboard.||Peter Gaynord||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||17||Bridging Mathematics and Computer Science with Haskell||Ian Benson||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||21||Making music with your micro:bit||Simon Johnson||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||25||Pedagogy in Primary Computing||Ben Davies||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||29||MicroPython for the Microbit for Absolute Beginners||Clifford French||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||41||Digital Literacy: do pupils share knowledge through social media?||Rob Blair||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||33||Scratch-ing the surface of GPIO||Cat Lamin||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:10 AM||36||"Phish N' Chips" - Cyber Security CPD for Teachers||John Palmer||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|11:50 AM||CHANGE OVER|
|12:00 PM||WORKSHOPS SESSION 2|
|12:00 PM||2||Research 2||(Sue)||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||6||The Wolfram Language in the classroom - a rapid tool for cross curicula programming||Robert Cook||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||10||Tenderfoot||Roger Davies, John Woollard||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||14||Computer Science Trainee Teachers: The Next Generation||Stuart Davison||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||18||CAC - Geomlab and functional programming||Mike Spivey||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||22||ISPY: Push Button interactive python||Dave White||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||26||Robots and Physical Computing||Nicholas Hughes||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||30||How brilliant is the BBC micro:bit?||Stuart Ball||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||39||Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy||Jason Budge||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||34||Keep Calm and Learn Java Script with the BBC micro:bit||Shahneila Saeed||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|12:00 PM||37||It's all about the Network!||Duncan Maidens||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||WORKSHOPS SESSION 3|
|1:45 PM||3||Research 3||(Sue)||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||7||The Wolfram Language in the classroom - a rapid tool for cross curicula programming||Robert Cook||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||11||Making the most of the BCS Certificate?||Sue Sentance||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||15||Squaring the circle: Using C++ to teach programming and key Computer Science concepts.||Phil Gardner||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||19||Computing through Mathematics...a way to develop higher order thinking skills||Joanne Hodge||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||23||Maths through Computing: ideas and resources||Pete Dring||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||27||Observation as a primary concept for the computational thinker||Meurig Beynon||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||31||Engaging Year 7s with Programming through MicroPython on the BBC micro:bit||David Ames||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||43||Encouraging Responsibility Online through a Text-Based Adventure Game||Melanie Dennig||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||35||Effective Pair Programming - Practical advise in how to successfully get students collaborating||James Franklin||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|1:45 PM||38||Assessing computational thinking skills & programming constructs||Phil Bagge, Les Carr||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||WORKSHOPS SESSION 4|
|2:35 PM||4||Research 4||(Sue)||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||8||Python in the transition years||Ben Stradling||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||12||Taking Kodu Further - Building a Games Machine||Phil Anley||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||16||How to make your Key 3 Computing Course Fun||Darren Travi||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||20||Python's music to my ears!||Ilia Avroutine||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||24||micro:bit - Route & STEM||Daniel Toms||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||28||Equipping primary teachers to let go||Steven Gibson||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||32||Python programming in Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi||Sarah Zaman||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||44||Increasing performance through active movement and outdoor learning||Pete Marshman||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||42||Abstraction, Inspection and Debugging (AID)||Dharini Krishnamoorthy||KS1||KS2||KS3||KS4||KS5|
|2:35 PM||40|| Maths through Scratch
|| Seamus O'Neill
|3:40 PM||TBC||David Malan|
|4:25 PM||Computing Across the Curriculum - Summary||Miles Berry|
|5:00 PM||Closing Remarks||Simon Peyton Jones|
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.
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