Round-up of Teaching London Computing’s free workshops, courses – and a CAS hub event

I’ve just emailed this to people who’ve signed up to receive info about our events and thought I’d post it here too.

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Free workshops
25 June 2014, Hackney
Invisible Palming! Intelligent paper? So what is an algorithm?
4pm, Wednesday 25 June 2014
Cardinal Pole School, 205 Morning Ln, Hackney, London E9 6LG

8 July 2014, New Cross
Prof Paul Curzon will be giving a talk, “Teaching Computing Unplugged to Young Children” for primary school computing teachers on 8 July 2014 at a two-day workshop event at Goldsmiths in London. Please note that registration for this event is via Goldsmiths (given in link).

9 July 2014, Hackney
Programming Unplugged: Learning programming without computers
4pm, Wednesday 9 July 2014
Cardinal Pole School, 205 Morning Ln, Hackney, London E9 6LG

We have a new short CPD course for GCSE Computing teachers which will take place at KCL from 4-8 August (Mon-Fri) 2014. “Computing CPD GCSE Summer Holiday (1-week intensive)” costs £150 for London teachers (thanks to funding from the Mayor of London) and £300 for those outside London (if space is available).

Other events
Computing At School (CAS) – East London hub meeting, 8 July 2014, 4.30 to 6pm.
This event will take place in Islington at the City & Islington 6th Form College and is free to attend. As well as being a networking event for computing teachers the event will also plan ‘a practical using the Arduino Uno’ and discuss the new CAS document ‘Computing in the National Curriculum – A guide for secondary teachers‘.



CAS: 2014 Teacher Conference 21 June 2014 & Teaching Computing CPD Day on 20th, from @CompAtSch

The CAS (Computing At School) Teacher Conference will take place in Birmingham on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June 2014. The conference itself takes place on the Saturday 21st with a day of teaching CPD happening on Friday 20th.

Tickets and information available from 2014 CAS – Conferences for Teachers of Computing.

2014 CAS – Conference for Teachers of Computing
Computing At School (CAS)
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)
Birmingham, United Kingdom

For primary school computing teachers: Barefoot Computing website now live & competition

From the Computing At School website’s news page:

Barefoot Computing CAS


“The Barefoot Computing project is about helping primary school teachers get ready for the computer science element of the new computing curriculum.”

The website is now live at and they’re running a competition “for primary school pupils to design a mascot for the Barefoot Computing Project. There are iPads to be won! The closing date is 23rd June and more information can be found here. ”