Supporting the delivery of Computer Science
Our next Computer Science in Schools conference is due to take place on Friday 7 July 2017. We will be releasing more information as it is finalised.
Keynote presentation 1
From Block to Text
Keynote presentation 2
NEA in Computing qualifications
08:30 - Registration Networking and Refreshments
09:15 - Welcome Staffordshire University
09:30 - Keynote presentation 1
10:15 - Workshop Slot 1: Select one from the workshops below*
11:15 - Morning Refreshments
11:30 - Workshop Slot 2: Select one from the workshops below*
12:30 - Networking Lunch
13:30 - Panel Session
14:00 - Workshop Slot 3: Select one from the workshops below*
15:00 - End
2017 Workshops including:
*final offering will be published 2 weeks before the event.
Janet Lawton - Staffordshire University
Richard Brownsett and Amy Beacombe-Price
Little Man Computer - Demystifying our jolly electronic postman. How the Little Man Computer works and how to program it
Adam Poutney and Hardeep Mulvenna
Lego Mindstorms - don't let them gather dust!
Richard Walker and Bernadette Morton
Being Creative with the Microbit
Thomas Allen and Lilian Rurdu
Wavemaker Stoke and Jonathan Westlake from Staffordshire University
Computing Career Paths - Apprenticeships, HE and beyond
Representatives from education and industry including Staffs Web Meet Up - a Staffordshire group of Web development enthusiast and professionals
How de we engage girls into Computing careers
Fiona Knight - Staffordshire University Senior Lecturer in Web Development
AQA's suite of Computer Science and IT qualifications at KS4/5, including sign posting of resources to help with the delivery of the AQA's specifications.
Steve Kenny - AQA
Exam board insights
from OCR, AQA, and others tbc.
- We are still looking for workshops topics and presenters - if you would like to help please email email@example.com to discuss
In the meantime you can view the sessions that took place and and download keynote presentations from previous event below.
2016 Workshops included:
Reaching computational thinking activities which do not need computers.
Experience of using micro:bits to narrow the gap for pupil premium
A un-geek guide to setting up a Raspberry Pi
Teaching, Track & Assess the theoretical elements of Computer Science
The reformed GCSE and A Level Computer Science qualifications which are to be delivered from September 2016
Kodu, Touch Develop and maybe Minecraft
BBC micro:bit with external sensors & outputs.
Developing self-marking tasks in Computer Science
Computer Science 2016 and beyond including - how to accommodate cloud infrastructures
Minecraft for motivation.
Help me teach GCSE Computer Science!
Access to SQL
App Inventor 2
Games Development Education to Industry
GCSE Computer Science OCR
Scratch & Python Tips
To take a peek at what went on – check out our photos on Facebook.