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 (Hub) to share ideas and mutual interests. These Hubs form the foundation of much of the work of CAS. CAS Hub 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 Hub provides a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from local higher education institutions and local employers.
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A CAS Hub 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 Hub relies on local teachers committing to the Hub and the vision and direction provided by the Hub 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 Hub has their own dedicated space. Most CAS Hub 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 Hub Leader and online Hub meetings do take place especially for our international CAS Hubs. 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 Hub Leader Toolkit. This will provide you with "How to" guides and other resources to support you in your role as a CAS Hub Leader.Get Hub Leader Toolkit