CAS Wolverhampton Hub meeting July 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM (BST)
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
CAS Wolverhampton Hub
Jeff Calvert /Chris Gildroy at
Tuesday 9thJuly 16.15 - 18.30
Meet , chat and refreshments available from 3-45pm
If you ever wished you had meetings where you could share ideas and practice with other classroom teachers in an informal format, then this is it!
Come along and find out more about introducing Computing into your teaching or finding out new activities to offer to your students. CAS Wolverhampton Summer Term meeting is for ALL teachers (Primary and Secondary) with an interest in teaching or developing teaching of computing at School. With a new curruculum on the way, the aim is to create a forum for support and exchange of ideas and resources for all schools within travelling distance. (This is not authority based) - Practice not policy, 'there is no them, only us'.
All very welcome!
16.15 - Welcome and latest developments / news (so much!).
16.20 - 16.40 - Round table networking - 'bring and brag', share ideas, successes, needs and aspirations. If you need any resources hooking into our system for this session lease let me know as early as possible.
16.40 - 17.40 CPD - 'Introduction to teaching programming using Scratch, an easy, free, visual programming environment, and 'pico boards' (sensor input baords) with a bit of make and do thrown in!' This is a hands-on session aimed at beginners (teachers of KS2 and KS3) with something to stretch the more able. Resources you can take away with you will be provided. Further CPD can be arranged.
17.40 – 18.00 Where to now? - What CPD / support is needed? + Questions, Feedback and AOB
We have a number of Raspberry Pi computers for members of the HUB to borrow. So if you have tried to get an R Pi and couldn't, or would like to have a play with one we have some for you to borrow.
We look forward to seeing you.
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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