Introduced in September 2015 the CAS Regional Centre (CRC), hosted in a number of universities, will take on and develop the role of the Regional Coordinator from the first phase of the Network of Excellence Programme.
Each university was selected on a competitive basis which took into account their ability to perform as an effective focal point for their region, combining depth of subject knowledge with the ability to support pedagogical development. Relevant activities already being run and their recent history of teacher support with respect to computing and computer science also featured strongly in the selection criteria, such that the institutions chosen could ramp up activity quickly and had the potential to deliver value over and above basic the contractual commitments.
Each centre is now responsible for working with the CAS Master Teachers in their area to promote and support relevant teacher engagement and CPD activities, with the ultimate aim of establishing effective and enduring local communities of practice involving Master Teachers, Lead Schools and local Hubs. The CAS Regional Centres are also helping CAS Master Teachers further extend their subject knowledge, so they can better support other teachers in their communities and are promoting best ‘on-the-ground’ practice.
CAS North West Lancaster is run by the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University with support from the University of Cumbria. We support over 20 master teachers and some 12 hubs across Lancashire, Cumbria and just over the border into Yorkshire.
We have been closely involved in the development of the micro:bit and have run several hands on workshops through our centre and hubs for both secondary and primary teachers.
We have dedicated administrative staff, who can be contacted over e-mail or the phone, to support our master teachers, lead schools a... ( goto North West - Cumbria regional centre )
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.
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Birmingham City University (BCU) has fully backed the CAS initiative to promote and support the teaching of Computer Science (CS) in Schools over a number of years. As a Department of Computer Science we recognise the need for these skills, not only in our future undergraduates, but across all disciplines and at all levels. Today’s children will be working in a world of technology that will be invented by tomorrow's Computer Science graduates.
Within our school we have a team, who for over 15 years have been running an education and support service for other schools, colleges and ... ( goto West Midlands regional centre )
Phone: 0121 3004013 or 0121 3317546
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 t... ( goto East Midlands regional centre )
CAS East of England draws on the strengths of the Centre for STEM Education and the wider School of Education in building and supporting networks of practice for professional learning. Working with the School of Computer Science, and a range of key stakeholders in computing education, we aim to support a strong network of Master Teachers, hubs and lead schools to ensure that primary and secondary school teachers can access local inspiration and support for teaching computing.( goto East of England regional centre )
CAS North East is run by Newcastle University School of Computing Science. The regional centre is a natural extension of our existing work with CAS. CAS and teachers are at the heart of our schools outreach work and sustained engagement with the region's computing education community. In addition to the information on these pages we have an established CAS North East Web site with listing of CAS and CAS-related events in the region and other information for teachers. For information about a PGCE in Computer Sc... ( goto North East regional centre )
The South East Regional Centre is run as a collaboration between Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and the Mathematics and Science Learning Centre (MSLC, part of Southampton Education School), offering an unrivalled combined expertise in computer science and professional development in education.
In its first year, CAS South East hosted the BBC Micro:bit Roadshows, delivered a range of professional development for teachers of Computing including an Awarding Organisation event, offered a subject knowledge enhancement programme in Computing and supported Master Teachers and Hubs in the ... ( goto South East regional centre )
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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... ( goto South West regional centre )
The University of York has been, and will continue to be, an enthusiastic member of the CAS community since before the launch of the Computing Curriculum.
The CAS Regional Centre for Yorkshire and the Humber maintain a resource site where you will find information about the training we offer, Hubs, Hub Packs and More. Please visit the following web address for more information:
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The North West CAS Regional Centre (North West) will finish on 31st July 2018.
The Computing At School community will still be an active community! CAS is a community of individuals who are passionate about giving our children a great education in computing. It is a community of professional practice, which we join as colleagues in a shared endeavour. It is not a service to which we subscribe. The CAS Community members and champions run over 150 regional hubs. Here, we meet together, talk, exchange ideas and share resources. Join CAS to become a member of this community. It’s ... ( goto North West regional centre )
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The aim of the South East Wales Regional Centre (SEWRC) is to provide an organisational focus to the four CAS Hubs in the South East Wales Region.
The development of SEWRC grew out of feedback from Cardiff Hub members. In the 2017-18 academic year the Cardiff Hub ran CPD in app development, cyber crime, Boolean logic, and the basics of programming in Python. (See the iists of past events and linked resources at the bottom of this page.)
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