South West

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre South West

The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (SoCEM) at Plymouth University has a long tradition of supporting local teaching staff for computing related subject knowledge. For over 10 years members of staff from within the school have been involved in outreach activities, going into schools to deliver talks and practical sessions. These activities have either been carried out as part of personal contacts or through the Research Centres, such as CSCAN, that are part of the University. Events have included evening meetings, invitations to project showcase days, specific computing taster days, residential events, competitions for year 8s, Safer Internet Day and Security related days.

Over the last couple of years, SoCEM has initiated and supported the CAS Hub for Plymouth bringing the CAS initiative into the region. Close collaboration with the original Master Teachers, along with colleagues in the Plymouth Institute of Education allowed the University to support the start of the centre.

The Regional Centre is made up of a team of 3 people from Plymouth University. These are Shirley, an academic from SoCEM with advanced subject knowledge alongside Sophie who works part time supporting the administrative side and Beverly who works part time as Outreach support for teachers across the region.

Regional Centre Info

Week of June 5

Thursday
  • Jun 8 from 10:30AM to 2:30PM
  • Shaping the Curriculum/Enrichment Opportunity

    Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8RH
    Teachers and other interested parties are invited to meet with museum and other colleagues to look at ways of shaping Computing and cross curricular workshops, with a view to increasing enrichment opportunities for students in the South West region. Teach

  • Jun 8 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM
  • CAS Somerset Primary Hub Meeting

    Wincanton, BA9 9DZ
    Focus: Transition, Assessment and Mastery

Friday

Week of June 12

Tuesday
  • Jun 13 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
  • CAS Cheltenham Primary Hub Meeting

    Cheltenham, GL504AZ
    One of four weekly sessions to support completion of online training. All resources supplied.

Thursday

Week of June 19

Tuesday
  • Jun 20 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
  • CAS Cheltenham Primary Hub Meeting

    Cheltenham, GL504AZ
    session two of four weekly sessions to support completion of online training. All resources supplied.

Thursday
  • Jun 22 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
  • Micro:bit challenge

    Plymouth, PL4 8AA
    There is a limit of 25 places. To start with we will limit it to 5 per school. Year 7s must bring their micro:bit for the hackathon challenge.

  • Jun 22 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
  • Code Skool: Web coding competition

    Plymouth, PL4 8AA
    This will be the fifth year it has run. Schools need to apply for a team place - only 5 available. Teams have to be of 6 people. The day will focus on using web technologies to solve a problem. They will go through HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Week of June 26

Tuesday
  • Jun 27 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
  • CAS Cheltenham Primary Hub Meeting

    Cheltenham, GL504AZ
    Session three of four weekly sessions to support completion of online training. All resources supplied.

Wednesday

All Events

CAS Regional Centre South West covers Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol City of, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles Of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

CAS South West (Plymouth University)
Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Web: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Coordinators

Regional Centre News


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CAS South West Outreach Support

Published by Beverly Clarke at 2017-01-24 13:48:18 +0000

Beverly Clarke, CAS SouthWest Outreach Support, CAS Master Teacher. Former CAS Sunbury Hub leader and now co-leader of the CAS Plymouth Hub.

Philip_anley

"The fun to be had – and thus the learning – is enormous. "

Published by Philip Anley (posted by Simon Humphreys) at 2016-03-01 13:50:06 +0000

Philip Anley, Bishopstone Priomary School, is a CAS Master Teacher and leader of Swindon hub. Philip writes about his experiences with the new curriculum in his school with the active support of his H...

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