CAS London 2020 Conference

Welcome to our conference page.

Sessions & presenters – This year we are keeping the biographies of presenters and sessions on our webpage rather than on version-controlled documents.

Tickets NOW available sign up here.

Flyer to help spread the word here.

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When is it? Saturday 29th Feb 2020 (Eventbrite being constructed, the link will be added here).

What time will it start and end? 9:10 arrive, 4:00 hometime or 5:30 hometime (with teachmeet).

Where is it? Gladesmore Community School, Glademore Road, (Back entrance), London, N15 6TJ.  Parking is available but must be requested in advance (please indicate if required when booking your ticket) or Seven Sisters Tube and South Tottenham rail station are a short walk away.

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.

Who is the conference for? This event 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.

Teachmeet For the first time, thanks to LGFL sponsorship, we have a teachmeet this year (with beer and pizza) (book with your conference ticket).

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.

Sessions

  • We have between eight and ten tracks for you to choose from across the fours sessions.
  • You book your sessions when you book your ticket.
  • We limit the number of participants at each session so that the sessions can be participative.
  • Your choices will be on your delegate badge on the day.
  • Each session is 1 hour long (except for the primary planning session, which is 2 hours).

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.

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 your ticket cost will be refunded. BUT you must attend the session.

The NCCE and The Institute of Code (IoC) are paying for the food of our army of presenters and helpers and for tech support etc. Please only book a presenter/helper ticket if agreed with Jane (j.l.waite@qmul.ac.uk).

For everyone else, if you book before Christmas, early bird tickets are £25 (£35 after).

More on lunchtime activities

  1. A level surgery with Isaac Computing. Get the best out of Isaac by talking to the team about resources for your class and about CPD for you.
  2. NCCE what can it offer? Meet your NCCE hub leader; all the new London hubs will be with us. Find out about CPD funding, training in London, and how you can help (they are looking for venues to run sessions).
  3. Digital health. With Neil RIckus. Neil is gathering resources on the impacts of technology on mental health. If you have any resources to share – please contact me (j.l.waite@qmul.ac.uk), and I will put you in touch with him.
  4. Example student projects! Bring along example GCSE and A level projects to share ideas of contexts and content. Perhaps use these during your teachmeet show and tell! Glademore is showing its Drone projects. If you have a project to share sign up when you book your ticket.
  5. Books, books, books. Always popular, bring your favourite CS (or general teaching) book for others to LOOK at. LABEL YOUR book with your name (and pick it up at the end of the day). These can be pupil facing books, such as Chicken Clicking or teacher books, such as Sue Sentance’s fabulous Computer Science Education book.

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