Barefoot Computing at CAS CRC East Midlands - Nottingham Trent University
Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event will consist of a series of short practical and pedagogical workshops, focusing on the computing curriculum.
This event will support primary teachers in delivering the new computing curriculum. Secondary computing teachers who support primary teachers will also find this workshop appropriate.
This event will be held on Thursday 25th February 2016 at the Clifton campus on Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS.
Registration in the Ada Byron King building, Room 101 First floor from 1:00pm with the session being held in ABK106.
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Refreshments will be served on arrival.
Information about Barefoot Computing:
The purpose of the Barefoot Computing project is to help primary school teachers ready themselves for the new computing curriculum. The project is funded by the DfE and will develop computer science exemplification resources for primary schoolteachers. These exemplifications will illustrate how progression can be enhanced across other subjects in the curriculum (such as literacy, maths and science for example) by teaching computer science. They will also equip teachers with the basic computer science subject knowledge and confidence needed to begin the journey towards becoming excellent computing teachers.
Primary schools will be introduced to the new resources through a country wide series of 800 Barefoot Computing workshops run by volunteer experts, which will be run over twelve months starting in the summer of 2014.
The project will also establish new Barefoot Computing practitioner communities for teachers within and supported by the CAS Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. These will be local grassroots communities where teachers can share ideas on what works in the classroom, engage with the wider computing community and develop and spread good teaching practice.
Find out more on the Barefoot Computing website.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
All tickets will reserve a parking space for the Clifton Campus Car Park accessible by the Main Gate off the A453 using postcode NG11 8NS for Sat Nav. If you have specific queries about parking arrangements, other transport options, general or disability access please contact John Coates: John.firstname.lastname@example.org or CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk to request further information.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
We will be circulating a conference agenda nearer to the event to all delegates.
If you have booked a Free Ticket/ RSVP’d and are unable to attend, we ask that you inform us of a known absence where possible.
Please feel free to forward this event page onto colleagues/ Peers you are aware of who may benefit from these sessions or who would be interested to take part in these sessions.
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If you have any questions regarding these events, please feel free to get in touch directly with us at CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk
When & Where
CAS Regional Centre - East Midlands - Nottingham Trent University
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.
UPDATE: September 2015
Nottingham Trent University has been awarded the role of the Network of Excellence (NoE) and Computing At School (CAS) Regional Centre of Excellence (CRCs) Status. NTU is to ensure:
- the subject of computing becomes firmly established in all primary and secondary schools across the country;
- teachers of computing, at both primary and secondary level are confident, enthusiastic, possess the subject knowledge and skills to be effective and become active participants in local communities of practice.
And we are committed to ensuring these standards are upheld in all our events that we will host and provide for the benefit of all relevant colleagues and trainees in a wide variety of Educational institutions and applications.
For more information contact: CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk