East Midlands

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre East Midlands

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has successfully led the Computing at School (CAS) East Midlands Hub for 5 years, pro-actively building membership and co-ordinating a range of successful events from full day conferences to twilight workshops, which are valued by a membership of over 600 primary and secondary teachers teachers.

Our commitment to computing and supporting the development of computing in schools is further reflected in our Initial Teacher Education courses for pre-service computing, and an innovative Masters course, MSc Computing in Education, aimed specifically at teachers. We have also delivered CAS Master Teacher training for the last 5 years.

In addition we have part-time PhD students who are researching into developing technologies such as ‘I think, therefore I compute’ An investigation into developing a pedagogical framework for computational thinking; and An investigation into how the KS3 and KS4 computing curriculum is implemented in different types of schools in Leicester.

Our staff team who support the CAS CRC are active nationally in developing the computing curriculum and sit on various national committees such as Teaching Schools Technology Advisory Board, Expert Group, Education Technology Action Group and the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education. We are also working with local schools on two European Horizon 2020 project: No-one Left Behind, with schools in the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain, developing gaming to enhance pupil’s computational proficiency, creativity and social skills; and MaTHiSiS: Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS.

Join our Facebook page - search Facebook for CAS East Midlands.

Regional Centre Info

Week of March 27

Friday
  • Mar 31 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Getting hands-on with the Cubetto playset from Primo Toys

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    Introduction to the Cubetto playset - an innovative educational resource to introduce younger children to the world of programming and computational thinking without the use of a computer interface. This workshop will provide you with a wonderful opport

Week of April 3

Tuesday
  • Apr 4 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Introduction to the BBC Micro Bit for Primary Schools

    Derbyshire, S18 2FZ
    This is a hands on workshop were teachers will find out about how to code the BBC micro bit and explore ideas about how this could be used in the primary classroom

Week of April 24

Thursday

All Events

CAS Regional Centre East Midlands covers Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)
Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Email: CASeastmidlands@computingatschool.org.uk

Coordinators

Regional Centre News


Cassie

GCSE Theory Day 1

Published by Victoria Ellis at 2016-12-08 12:30:52 +0000

Promoting and supporting excellence in computer science education

Register to join Computing At School, contribute to the forums and access teaching resources