Address: 6 Henley Road,
Annual CAS SE Secondary Computing Conference at Queen Anne's School, Reading Thursday Jul 6, 2017 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Organised by: Suzy GraySuzy Gray Hosted by: Queen Anne's School
CAS South East (University of Southampton)
Tickets: £40.00 book here: Status: Live, Tickets sold: 2 



Join us for a day of activities and information designed to support teachers of computer science.  The Conference opens with a talk from Professor Leslie Carr, University of Southampton, about 'Upheaval in Computing', followed by bookable workshop sessions throughout the day for KS3, KS4 and Post 16 computing teachers and heads of computing. There will also be a supplier, kit and publisher exhibition during the day.

The conference is very generously hosted by Queen Anne's School in ‘The Space’, the school’s new state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre.The Space at Queen Anne's School

Each person will be able to choose four workshop sessions (bookable in advance) to attend throughout the day. The CAS Reading Secondary Hub will also be hosting a Teach Meet after the conference providing an opportunity to share and discuss ideas.

For list of workshop descriptions - please click here

Programme timing:

08.15 – 09.00 Registration, refreshments and exhibitors

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome and introduction (and housekeeping)

09.10 – 10.10 Keynote 'Upheaval in Computing' followed by Q&A.  Professor Leslie Carr, Professor of Web Science, ECS, University of Southampton

10.10 -  10.20 Bloodhound Supersonic Car presentation

10.25 – 11.25 Session one (60 mins)

Session ONE choices:1a Cross Curricular Computational;1b Encouraging young women in the computing classroom; 1c Strategies for teaching programming; 1d Barefoot - does it have a place in Secondary?; 1e Simple programmable robotics using the BBC micro:bit; 1f Using questions to assess computing (Project Quantum); 1g N==2 Communicating micro:bits with Python

11.25– 11.45 Refreshments and exhibitors

11.45 – 13.15 Session two (90 mins)

Session TWO choices: 2a Expectations of the NEA; 2b The future of Micro:bit; 2c Bloodhound Race for the Line; 2d Training the trainers - CAS Tenderfoot; 2e KS5 Functional Programming; 2f Getting your pupils to transition smoothly from visual programming languages to Python; 2g An introduction to Java

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch and exhibitors

14.00 – 15.30 Session three (90 mins)

Session THREE choices: 3a TBC 3b Teaching Computer Science without a computer; 3c Bloodhound Race for the Line (repeat); 3d Data transmission and coding; 3e GUI Programming in Python; 3f System Security - SQL Injection and Network Forensics; 3g Micro:bit timing gate - make & take

15.30– 16.30 Session four (60 mins)

Session FOUR choices: 4a Personal Cyber Hygiene ;4b Encouraging young women in the computing classroom (repeat); 4c Enticing disengaged learners in KS3; 4d How networks work; 4e Simple programmable robotics using the micro:bit (repeat); 4f Building a GUI in Java; N>2 Networking micro:bits with Python

16.30 plenary and close

For list of workshop descriptions - please click here

Teach meet - bookable separately - to book see

16.30 – 16.45 Teach meet registration and refreshments

16.45 – 18.30 Teach meet - content tbc

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