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.

Regional Centre Info

Week of February 27

Monday
  • Feb 27 from 12:00PM to 3:15PM
  • Introduction to Micro:bits for Primary Schools (Secondary also welcome)

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    Yvonne Walker will be running an introduction to micro:bits primarily for primary teachers who want to integrate these into their lessons. This would also be suitable for secondary teachers who need support to get started with their micro:bits. This is

  • Feb 27 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM
  • CAS Northamptonshire Hub Meeting

    Wellingborough, NN8 2BX
    Plugged & Un-plugged tools to engage students Computational Thinking skills.

Week of March 6

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • Mar 9 from 12:30PM to 4:00PM
  • Primary Master Teacher and Lead School Meeting

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    Termly meeting for Primary Master Teachers and Lead Schools. Agenda to follow.

  • Mar 9 from 4:45PM to 7:30PM
  • CAS Regional Centre Hub

    Nottingham, NG11 8NS
    This is the 14th East Midlands CAS Hub event. This event will consist of a series of short practical and pedagogical workshops, focusing on the computing curriculum.

  • Mar 9 from 4:45PM to 7:30PM
  • CAS Regional Centre Hub

    Online
    This is the 14th 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 March 13

Thursday

Week of March 20

Wednesday

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

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