The primary aim of Computing At School (CAS) is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. One way to achieve this is to provide teachers with a local forum (CAS Community) to share ideas and mutual interests. These CAS Communities form the foundation of much of the work of CAS. CAS Community meetings are for teachers, run by teachers.
They seek to provide the opportunity:
Furthermore, CAS derives much benefit from drawing in members from Universities and industry as well as schools. The CAS Community provides a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from local higher education institutions and local employers.
Published by CAS on 2018-10-25
Computing At School, in association with Microsoft UK, are delighted to announce a course for new and aspiring Heads of Computing in secondary schools.
Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-06-20
The winners of the recent CAS Hub Group Awards were announced at the CAS Conference Saturday 16 June, University of Birmingham.
Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-03-28
CAS Hubleaders Spring Newsletter available now
Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-03-12
Is your nearest CAS Hub group too far away? Or is your nearest CAS Hub group a Secondary group and you're a Primary teacher?
A CAS Community is a meeting of teachers and lecturers who wish to share their ideas for developing the teaching of computing in their schools, their classrooms and their community. It is a meeting of like-minded professionals with the general objective of supporting each other and the specific aim of providing (at least) one idea that can be taken and tried in the classroom.
The success of a CAS Community relies on local teachers committing to the CAS Community and the vision and direction provided by the CAS Community leader(s). One meeting per term is as much as most teachers can manage. This is supported by online discussions and follow-up via the CAS website where each CAS Community has their own dedicated space. Most CAS Community meetings are a face-to-face event, but each local community is different. The style and format of the meeting is up to the discretion of the CAS Community Leader and online CAS Community meetings do take place especially for our international CAS Communities. However, the face-to-face meeting remains one of the most effective forms of communication; they can create a great deal of energy and motivation amongst those who attend.
Click on the following link to go to the CAS Community Leader Toolkit. This will provide you with "How to" guides and other resources to support you in your role as a CAS Community Leader.Get CAS Community Leader Toolkit