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Welcome to CAS Regional Centre London

CAS London is a jointly run collaboration of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) and the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King’s College London (KCL). QMUL offers a range of degrees in computer science and KCL trains future teachers of computer science on the PGCE in Computer Science.

Across London, we support over 50 master teachers and some 25 hubs.

We work closely with Teaching London Computing , a collaboration of QMUL and KCL.

One of our key objectives is to strengthen collaboration between our Master Teachers, hubs, lead schools and teachers with Borough teams, Learning Centres, Coding Clubs, Universities, voluntary groups,STEM and Industry partners.

Please contact us to join in! Follow us on twitter@cas_london_crc

Regional Centre Info

Week of February 20

Thursday
Saturday
  • Feb 25 from 9:30AM to 4:15PM
  • CAS London Conference 2017

    London, N15 6TJ
    A whole day of fabulous CPD for all teachers who teach computing. From Primary to A level. Choose from over 30 workshops to create a hands on training day for you. £25 Early bird tickets available till 31st Dec!!

Week of February 27

Wednesday
  • Mar 1 5:00PM until Mar 29 7:30PM
  • Teach Algorithms and Data Structures to A-Level with Python

    London, SE1 9NH
    The course will focus on the elements of the A-Level Computer Science Curriculum relating to algorithms and data structures in both AQA, Eduqas and OCR syllabii. Sessions will contain a mix of theory and programming exercises.

Friday

Week of March 6

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Wednesday

Week of March 20

Monday

All Events

CAS Regional Centre London covers Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster

CAS London (Kings College London and Queen Mary University of London)
Kings College London, Waterloo, London, SE1 9NH

Email: caslondon@computingatschool.org.uk

Coordinators

Regional Centre News


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Computing teaching in the US - a report from Michael Jones

Published by Michael Jones - uploaded by Jo Brodie at 2017-01-12 17:13:12 +0000

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Please recommend this New Year Course! Teach KS3 Computing.

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-12-22 18:40:21 +0000

A New Year treat! Do you have a colleague who might appreciate some help teaching the computer science elements of the KS3 computing curriculum? Please recommend this twilight short course.

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Bloodhound - rocket powered microbits!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-12-08 12:38:50 +0000

Have you signed up for Bloodhound? Microbits go zoom on rocket fuel. Come and be trained on how to get your school involved.

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CAS London Conference - NOW TAKING BOOKINGS - early bird discount

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-12-05 10:40:28 +0000

Bookings are now open for our 2017 conference. Early bird discount offered for Christmas Cheer! More workshops than last year, lots of physical computing, SEND sessions. Workshops for Primary to A leve...

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Google expeditions. Field trips without the risk assessment!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-11-17 14:00:32 +0000

Sign up - just like George Allen one of your new primary master teachers! His class had a fabulous free field trip, courtesy of Google. They supply the mobile phones, the card board and even bring wifi...

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Teach A level computing - short course at King's College London

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-11-16 14:57:23 +0000

Do you need help teaching A level computing? Register interest in any of our three x five week twilights on Wednesday evenings from February 2017 at KCL covering Algorithms and Data Structures, OO P...

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Teach KS3 Computing - 8 week Monday Twilight Course

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-11-03 15:41:27 +0000

Starting Monday 23rd January, at KCL, a new 8 week twilight course for KS3 Computing Teachers who need help getting to grips with the new curriculum. Subject knowledge and pedagogy!

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Royal Society Survey - LIVE now!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-11-02 07:18:48 +0000

The Royal Society is gathering evidence to support teachers delivering computing education across UK schools and colleges. This aims to make high quality computing education a reality in the classroom....

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Music and Coding - an opportunity to widen the net?

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-10-31 17:36:28 +0000

Some college offer courses that combine music and coding. If you are a school in London and want to find out more LCCM will come to your school and talk about career and further study options in this a...

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CAS London Conference - date for your diary - 25th Feb

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-10-31 16:43:13 +0000

Did you come along last year? Don't miss out this year, we sold out early! Over 30 workshops to choose from, sessions for Early Years through to A level. SEND,assessment, physical computing, generative...

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[FREE] A cs4fn guide to Secondary School Computing Topics

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-10-24 13:04:16 +0100

Activities and background reading material, by topic

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A Level students - opportunity to Meet the Minister!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-10-17 15:20:27 +0100

Westminster 13th December 9am to 4pm Digital Careers Show with Keynote from the Minister of State for Digital & Culture. A level teachers contact groups@TechmixMag.com if you would like to bring a grou...

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London Ambitions Portal

Published by LSEF (uploaded by Jo Brodie) at 2016-10-06 13:31:15 +0100

Supporting young Londoners in gaining STEM skills for the future

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Girls get coding!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-10-05 13:26:26 +0100

Imperial College London is announcing a new program called 'Aspire' which aims to show young girls how exciting and accessible computing is as a subject. The course will run for 10 weeks, and will by t...

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Compare the US new curriculum to Michael Jones' report

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-30 12:19:35 +0100

Compare the new US Standards to Michael Jones report on differences between the US and UK approaches to teaching secondary computer science. Has the CSTA kept the good bits?

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Interim Standards for CS in US vs UK provision

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-30 12:05:11 +0100

The CSTA have released their revised Interim K-12 CS standards. How does this US curriculum, compare to our own? Compare the emerging standards to a report produced by our own Michael Jones, Master Te...

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Pupil Survey on use of Internet

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-15 17:23:02 +0100

Please sign up!

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Dragons' Den - are your students up for it?

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-15 14:01:22 +0100

Calling Secondary Schools in London for the Barclay's Tech Innovation Programme 2016 Do you have four to twelve students in years 10 or 12 studying business, IT, computing, marketing or digital medi...

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Generative Art!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-08 12:03:09 +0100

Teacher training day on generative art. Creative computing for only £20 including lunch and inspiration. Particularly suited to A level teachers, but secondary will benefit from understanding what is n...

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Sutton Trust Pathways to Coding with Imperial and QMUL

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-09-07 08:20:44 +0100

The Sutton Trust supports social mobility through education. New coding programmes, Pathways to Coding for A level students is being run by QMUL and Sutton Scholars for Years 7-9 by Imperial. Could you...

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I look like a developer

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-08-26 18:22:07 +0100

How can we encourage more girls into computing? Maybe more role models? Would you come to a teacher version of this? To teach computing we need to be able to develop code. We are developers!

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Cyber security for CS & IT degrees

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-08-24 15:59:49 +0100

We have had resources for primary and secondary so here is something for beyond. A resource for course designers on cyber-security. May be of interest to A Level/FE teams to see what is next!

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KS3 Computing Resources from CodeHS

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-08-24 10:16:36 +0100

Another product with KS3 lesson planning material. Some free resources but you pay for course building and student tracking. This may give you some ideas...

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CS first - After school club ideas - with resources that could be used in class!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-08-24 09:38:50 +0100

Lesson plans, resources and ideas from Google for teaching primary programming using Scratch - packaged as an after school club. There are some ideas that could be used in class, but don't forget to ad...

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A holistic approach to teacher professional development in Computing

Published by Sue Sentance at 2016-08-16 14:47:14 +0100

Dr. Sue Sentance demonstrates how the CAS model for CPD delivered through our community meets the newly published standard for teacher CPD recommendations

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CPD SURVEY - to create resources and training for YOU!

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-07-11 13:43:32 +0100

Following allocation of funding to create CPD for YOU! Please complete this survey to tell us about your current teaching, where more support is needed with respect to teaching computing, and whether y...

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First Lego League challenge

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-07-07 13:07:42 +0100

A global science and technology challenge for teams of students

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The Scratch Cup - competition

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-30 13:47:02 +0100

A programming competition for students in Y5&6 from the Dartford Schools Consortium

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Don’t crumble under the pressure: ideas for the Crumble microcontroller

Published by Added by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-21 16:35:45 +0100

Bringing displays and projects to life with light and movement, Mike Cargill, Director of UKSTEM Ltd

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London Ambitions - helping shape successful career opportunities for young Londoners

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-09 17:46:45 +0100

Access opportunities to help you provide your students with a rich, broad careers education offer and real experience of the world of work.

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[Video] David Whale - programming the BBC micro:bit

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-09 12:32:38 +0100

CAS TV's introduction to programming the micro:bit with David Whale and Miles Berry in discussion

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Four weeks with the micro:bit

Published by Clifford French (uploaded by Jo Brodie) at 2016-06-02 17:48:25 +0100

Clifford French's experiences with the micro:bit in Y7 classes

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A student teacher from Zambia visits Hillcroft Primary School in Caterham

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-02 15:53:07 +0100

Wendy Macleod hosted a visit from Tongabezi Trust School's Obby Munyama

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Planning the Computer Curriculum within the Creative Curriculum

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-06-02 14:38:29 +0100

Helping schools embed the Computer curriculum within other subjects

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Congratulations to Michael Jones, winner of the Churchill Medal

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-05-26 18:59:28 +0100

Michael, of Northfleet Technology College, has been honoured by the The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for his work in education

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BBC Bitesize video clips for KS3 topics

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-05-19 11:23:32 +0100

including Abstraction, Algorithms, Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Evaluating Solutions, Searching Algorithms, Sorting Algorithms, How search engines work, Staying Safe Online, Bias and reliability...

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New issue of CS4FN on wildlife sounds & computing

Published by Jo Brodie at 2016-05-16 10:21:37 +0100

Computing sounds wild (issue 21) explores the work of scientists and engineers who are using computers to understand, identify and recreate wild sounds, especially those of birds.

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SEND and Computing Curriculum CPD day 1st July Tower Hamlets

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-05-09 14:04:33 +0100

A one day conference for anyone working to meet the challenge of teaching the revised Computing Curriculum to learners with complex and challenging special educational needs. The greater emphasis on c...

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Research - please can you help?

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-05-05 15:09:43 +0100

GCSE teachers needed to share their expertise and students needed to trial a new e-learning software. Please contact Peter pyiatrou@uclan.ac.uk for more details.

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Secondary Teachers do you use CS10K?

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-03-24 10:03:36 +0000

The US Computer Science 10,000 teachers initiative (CS10K) has created some super resources. Have you used them?

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1:1 career support for 2nd year undergrads and career changers

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-03-14 09:34:42 +0000

Early Engagement with Undergraduates and Career Changers – new advisory service now available The NCTL is providing a new service to for second year undergraduates and career changers who want to te...

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Inspire our next generation of computers scientists - HackStart at UCL

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-02-19 08:31:36 +0000

Secondary teachers - please tell your students about the fantastic UCL day of workshops, demos and tech talks being run by CS university students. Inspire our next generation of computers scientists.

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CAS Survey - Win £25 Amazon Voucher

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-02-11 13:49:46 +0000

CAS Survey - contribute to the improvement of CAS - help CAS meet your needs. £25 voucher to be won EVERY WEEK.

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Scratch for Primary at Townley Grammar

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-02-09 09:17:57 +0000

Three courses in one CPD event. Scratch for Beginners, Teaching Computer Science without Technology and Further Scratch. Four expert teachers, including 2 master teachers provide amazing CPD at Bexley...

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Digital Careers Roadshow and Computing Curriculum Guide for Senior Leaders

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-02-02 12:34:16 +0000

London computing education initiatives start to peak! Mayor of London funding has been used to develop the new Computing Curriculum Guide for Senior Leaders and to fund the Digital Careers Roadshows

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BCS News - University Partners Double Reach of NoE

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-01-24 19:43:15 +0000

Bill Mitchel, Director of Education BCS, explains the impact of the new regional centres, like CAS London, as NoE reach is doubled.

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CAS London at BETT

Published by Jane Waite at 2016-01-24 19:23:44 +0000

Crumble jackets, cool badges and Computational Thinking. Trevor and I spent a short time at BETT last week. On Friday, I presented at the Google Teaching Theatre talking about Computational Thinking, ...

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MA module: Computer Science Education: Theory and Practice

Published by Sue Sentance at 2015-12-07 22:31:21 +0000

This course covers the theoretical basis and pedagogy for teaching computer science including programming and for introducing the concepts of computing to pupils in school. Issues identified by researc...

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The magic of Christmas (Computer Science)

Published by Jane Waite at 2015-11-13 14:51:32 +0000

Free festive event at Queen Mary University London

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CAS London Go West to allow Newbury Teachers to try out Microbit

Published by Trevor Bragg at 2015-11-10 19:33:49 +0000

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How to get more girls into Computing

Published by Trevor Bragg at 2015-10-29 22:17:24 +0000

Over 50 participants, more than 300 tweets from UK, USA and Australia contributed to the online Twitter discussion on 27th October.

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BBC Microbit first UK road show by CAS London

Published by Trevor Bragg at 2015-10-26 13:52:16 +0000

On Saturday 26th September, CAS London welcomed over a hundred London secondary Computing teachers to King's College London to have their first glimpse and touch of a BBC micro:bit!

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CAS London Launched in July 2015

Published by CAS London at 2015-10-10 13:46:51 +0100

A lively networking-focused meeting was held to officially launch the Computing At School Regional Centre for London (CAS London)on Friday July 10th. CAS London will be coordinated by King’s College Lo...

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