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.

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Regional Centre Info

Week of June 26

  • Jun 29 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Secondary Master Teacher and Lead School Meeting

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    Termly meeting for Secondary Master Teachers, Hub Leaders and Lead Schools. We will be discussing current activities and planning future events and training. We will have a specific focus on using Tenderfoot in the classroom, and for those staying for t

  • Jun 29 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
  • Primary Master Teacher, Lead School and Hub Leader Meeting

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    Termly meeting for Primary Master Teachers, Lead Schools and Hub Leaders. This event will involve a catch-up on recent events, planning for future events and we will be focusing on the transition from primary to secondary, working with Secondary Master T

  • Jun 29 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
  • South Kesteven Primary Hub Meeting - please note this event has been postponed.

    Market Deeping, PE6 8HZ
    Find out about free local support for Computing and receive a free Microbit (we'll even show you how to use it!)

  • Jun 29 from 4:45PM to 7:30PM
  • CAS CRC Hub Event

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    This is the 15th East Midlands CAS Hub event. This event will consist of a series of short practical and pedagogical workshops, focusing on the computing curriculum.

Week of July 3

  • Jul 6 from 4:15PM to 5:15PM
  • CAS Mansfield Hub Meeting

    Mansfield, NG19 6BW
    This is the Mansfield Hub launch event. We will have a demonstration of some of technology schools can borrow from Nottingham Trent, and provide you with an opportunity to network and share resources and best practice with other computing teachers around

Week of July 10

  • Jul 10 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Progession in Primary Programming

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    This half day course aims to unpick the Programming strand of the primary Computing curriculum and look at how this can be broken down into the key skills, concepts and approaches for each year group from Early years and KS1 through to KS2. It will includ

  • Jul 14 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM
  • 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 opportu

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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


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