Welcome to our conference page
Saturday 29th Feb 2020
Gladesmore Community School
9:10 arrive, 4:00 hometime (or 5:30 hometime with teachmeet)
The conference is sold out – please don’t attend without a ticket.
What is this page for? A page with information about the conference, including, a list of sessions, presenter biographies, presentations and resources which will gradually accumulate in detail.
- Location: getting to the conference
- Agenda: timings for the day
- Session details and lunchtime activities
- Presenter bios
- What’s happening in each room
- Isaac stream information (A level teachers reimbursed thanks to Isaac Computing)
- Wifi code / Twitter
- Original Eventbrite information / link
- About the conference
1. Location: getting to the conference
Where is it? Gladesmore Community School, Glademore Road, (it’s the back entrance), London, N15 6TJ. On-street parking is available but you may have a little walk, as there will be a lot of us attending. Seven Sisters tube and South Tottenham rail station are a short walk away.
Helpers can arrive from 8:15 onwards. 8:30 for presenters, 9:10 for delegates.
2. Agenda: timings for the day
Timings for the day are here.
3. Session details and lunchtime activities
See this page for details of the sessions and lunchtime activities.
Lunchtime activities As always lots of lunchtime activities – for you to contribute to – favourite books, sharing student projects, digital health (what resources do you use?), find out about the NCCE, who your new hubs are and get help from the Isaac team on delivering A level.
4. Presenter bios
See this page for the biographies of the presenters
5. What’s happening in each room
Session information ordered by room can be found here. There are 11 rooms in all – “H rooms” (H2, H5, H6, H7, H9 and H10) and “IT rooms” (IT1, IT2, IT3, IT6 and IT7). IT7 is the Isaac Computing A level workstream.
6. Isaac information
Free tickets and reduced-price tickets Thanks to Isaac Computing, if you are an A level teacher and you attend at least one of the A level sessions (taking place in Room IT7) and sign up to Isaac Computing your ticket cost will be refunded.
How to sign up to the Isaac Computing A-Level Teachers Workstream.
7. TeachMeet (sold out)
Teachmeet For the first time, thanks to LGFL sponsorship, we have a teachmeet this year from ~4pm (with beer and pizza) for those who’ve booked a TeachMeet ticket (separate from main conference tickets).
8. Wifi code / Twitter
Wifi code: GCSCAS2020
9. Original Eventbrite information / link
10. About the conference
The conference is for educators who teach computing in any setting! Whether you are new to teaching computing in Early Years or have been teaching A level for many years, there is something here for you.
This is a community event, where we welcome everyone to get involved.
Charges We charge a nominal amount to cover food and to encourage you to attend. At present we are finding lots of people book tickets for free events but don’t then turn up. As we sell out, this means we turn people away, who could actually come.
The NCCE and The Institute of Coding (IoC) are paying for the food of our army of presenters and helpers and for tech support etc.
More about the NCCE’s accelerator programme
The Computer Science Accelerator Programme is a professional development programme, which is designed to support teachers to improve their knowledge of computer science and to deliver the whole GCSE curriculum. The free face-to-face and online courses have been created to help teachers gain confidence in the classroom by enhancing their subject content knowledge, and are a great opportunity to network with other teachers who are learning the same topics. These courses also provide activities that can be adapted to be used directly in the classroom. Teachers are able to gain “the National Centre of Computing Education certificate in GCSE Computer Science subject knowledge”, which means you will be automatically entitled to free CPD from the NCCE and you may even be eligible to apply for a training bursary to support you while you learn. Find out more at ncce.io/cs-acc