Date: 29 June 2018
Location: Collision Space 5th Floor Mellor Building, College Road
Computer Science in Schools Conference 2018 is aimed at anyone working in education looking for new and exciting ways to engage with their subject.
Registrants will receive more information regarding the event nearer the time.
We look forward to seeing you on the day!
08:30 - Registration and Refreshments (Collision Space – Mellor Building 5th Floor)
09:15 – Welcome: Robin Oldham – Staffordshire University, School of Computing and Digital Technologies
09:20 – Welcome: Sue Reece - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Staffordshire University
09:30 - Keynote Presentation - Professor Tom Crick MBE Vice-President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (Biog below)
10:15 - Workshop Slot 1
11:15 - Morning Refreshments (Collision Space – Mellor Building 5th Floor)
11:45 - Workshop Slot 2
12:45 – Lunch and Networking in the Collision Space – Mellor Building 5th Floor
13:30 – Post Lunch Talk
14:00 - Workshop Slot 3
15:00 – End
Keynote Speaker: Professor Tom Crick MBE
Professor Tom Crick MBE is Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy at Swansea University, Vice-President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Chair of CAS Wales. He was appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education”.
With a background in computer science and informatics, his research interests are naturally interdisciplinary and sit at the research/public policy interface: data science, intelligent systems, software sustainability, computational reproducibility, digital transformations, public service innovation, skills/infrastructure for the digital economy, and most relevant to the Computer Science in Schools Conference, STEM education and curriculum policy.
In September 2013, he chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum and was a member of the Welsh Government’s National Digital Learning Council, as well as the UK Digital Skills Taskforce. In 2016, he chaired the development of a new cross-curricular Digital Competence Framework for all schools in Wales. Tom is now chairing the development of the Science & Technology “Area of Learning and Experience” in the new Curriculum for Wales.
His keynote at the Computer Science in Schools Conference 2018 is Cross-curricula delivery of Computer Science in Schools.