2017 National CAS Conference
"Very good mix of workshops with enough choice to enable all attendees to experience a range of learning. "
"It was truely inspiring! There was a mega amount of information and ideas jam packed into all the sessions.Within the first hour I reckon I got more information and help than in ten years worth of college INSETs all added together"
"All the sessions I went gave me practical ideas that I could implement or build into schemes of work in the next month
"My brain is overflowing with brilliant ideas!
"This was a very well organised event with a great buzz. The keynote speakers were inspirational - so glad I came and I will come again
Friday 16th June 6pm - 10.30pm: Reception and Speed Geek
The Speed Geek last year was a highlight so we've opted to repeat the format. A speed geek takes it's name from speed dating and is a highly immersive and fun way to be introduced to a whole range of new ideas for introducing computing in to our classrooms.
This event will start with a reception in the computer science building, inc. buffet food and refreshments.
Price: £15.00 (including reception buffet)
Please note a separate ticket will need to be purchased to attend the opening reception and speed geek this year.
Saturday 17th June 9am-5pm Conference Day
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.
NB. Only payment by credit card can be accepted.
We're thrilled that Mark Guzdial can join us for #conf2017! Mark is one of the leading thinkers and practioners for computing in schools and developing strategies for teaching computational thinking. Mark Guzdial is a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mark is a member of the GVU Center, the Cognitive Science program, and the EduTech Institute. He received his Ph.D. in education and computer science (a joint degree) at the University of Michigan in 1993, where he developed Emile, an environment for high school science learners programming multimedia demonstrations and physics simulations. He was the original developer of the CoWeb (or Swiki, which is now one of the most widely used Wiki engines in Universities around the world. He is the inventor of the Media Computation approach to learning introductory computing, which uses contextualized computing education to attract and retain students. Mark is the Director of the NSF-sponsored alliance to broaden participation in computing, "Georgia Computes!"
|Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her children's book, Hello Ruby, is the "world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing and coding.” Linda founded, with Karri Saarinen, Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in over 230 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. Linda worked at Codecademy, which she left to write stories that teach children about software and programming. She won the 2013 Ruby Hero prize and was named the Digital Champion of Finland by the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda.|
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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Computing At School
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.