Computing At School: CAS North West: Lancaster Newsletter September 2016

CAS Lancaster Newsletter September 2016
CAS North West: Lancaster Newsletter September 2016

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CASLancaster@computingatschool.org.uk

Lancaster University Computing At School website
Dear Enthusiastic Computing Teacher,

Welcome

Welcome to the newsletter from your CAS Regional Centre: Lancaster University. We hope you had a restful summer break and have settled into the start of term well. 

We have big plans for the upcoming academic year!
 

Master Teachers

We're delighted to welcome four new Master Teachers to the North West area: Wendy Bowe from Cockermouth School, Saqib Chaudhry from Pendle Vale College, Phil Jackson from Runshaw College and Catherine Jermyn from Pendle Primary Academy. 

Find out all about Master Teachers and how you can become one:
http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/master_teachers/new


New Hubs

We are delighted to welcome a new hub to the North West. Neil Ireland has setup a hub in Fylde and Wyre. Their hub meeting is on Thursday 13th October in Saint's Aidan's CE High School. Find our more and book your ticket. http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/4480

The CAS Burnley and Pendle Hub has always existed but is relaunching on Thursday 20th October at Colne Park High School. Our own Dr Lynne Blair will be there to celebrate with a micro:bit workshop! Book your tickets here http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/4404

Hub meetings are great place to meet local teachers teaching the same topics as you. They are a relaxed environment with no commitments to attend or present. Go along, say hi and share your problems. You'll find a very welcoming group of teachers willing to help. 

Email us at the CAS Lancaster Regional Centre: CASLancaster@computingatschool.org.uk

Teacher Training Days

Last year we had a very successful annual conference at Lancaster University. Primary and Secondary Teachers respecticvely and even PGCE students attended from all over the North West. 

This year we plan to travel around the North West offering Teacher Training Days to both primary and secondary school teachers. This is in place of our annual conference. 

The two first two days are aimed specifically at Primary then Secondary teachers but the rest are training days for all teachers. All teachers, trainees and teaching assistants are welcome to come to any of the days below. Every day is FREE and will have workshops from teachers, lecturers and industry experts. Keep an eye on our Computing At School website for more information
Wednesday 12th October
Blackpool Primary Teacher Training Day
Mereside Primary School
Friday 25th November
Preston Secondary Teacher Training Day
Archbishop Temple School
Wednesday 1st February
Bolton Teacher Training Day
Sharples School
Wednesday 1st March
Carlisle Teacher Training Day
TBC
Wednesday 21st June
Workington Teacher Training Day
Workington Academy
Wednesday 5th July
Lancaster Teacher Training Day
Lancaster University

Hub Meetings

Monday 3rd October
Preston Hub Meeting
Thursday 13th October
Fylde and Wyre Hub Meeting
Thursday 20th October
Burnley and Pendle Hub Meeting
Our mailing address is:
CAS Lancaster, School of Computing & Communications, InfoLab21, Lancaster University. Bailrigg. Lancaster. LA1 4WA.