Chester Conference 21/10/17

CAS North West (Manchester) are delighted to provide details of a regional conference in conjunction with Chester University on October 21st.

We are charging £10 for the conference will all monies raised to be used to purchase equipment for Master Teachers to support teaching and learning in the Chester region.

KEY Note: The brilliant Dawn Hewitson will start off the days proceedings.
Dawn Hewiston 
Solstice Fellow, FRSA, FHEA, MBCS, MA, PGCTLHE, PGCM, PGCE, B Sc (Hons)
Senior Lecturer Computing Education
Course Leader PGCE Computer Science and IT Edge Hill University
We are absolutely delighted that Dawn has agreed to open the conference with a keynote.

09:30 - 9.45Registration and Refreshments
09:45 - 10.15Welcome
10.15 - 11.15Workshop 1
11.15 - 12.15Workshop 2
12.15 - 13.00Self catered lunch and "Market Place"
13.00 - 14.00Workshop 3
14.00 - 14.10Plenary

Workshops - Read all about them here

Workshop Title Workshop Leader Key Stage
3 strategies that guarantee success in GCSE Computer Science
Alan O'Donohue KS4
Tangled Web - Altru Creative Education is part of Altru Drama CIC – a non-profit organisation which exists to support children’s learning and development through creativity. Join Altru Creative Education to explore e-safety through drama. This session will give you the opportunity to see an abridged version of their play Tangled Web, which tours primary schools. There will also be an opportunity to see and take part in aspects of the accompanying workshop and ask questions. Altru Primary
Cross Curricular Scratch Jamie Edmondson KS1, KS2, KS3
Programming with Sphero  Martyn Haxell KS2, KS3
Crumbles: Learn the basics of Crumble by building and racing a mini water bottle dragster. Use block code similar to Scratch to control motors and lights (sparkles). Suitable for KS2 and upwards. Will you be the fastest through the course? Jo Hodge KS2, KS3
Preparing pupils for the NEA -investigating pre tasks and building pupil resilience before starting NEA. Simon Howe KS4
System Architecture and Assembly Language for GCSE: The LMC session is generally used to teach students how the Von Neumann architecture computer works - which have all of the basic features of a modern computer. There will be an unplug activity around the Fetch, Decode and Execute cycle to create and image. There will also be activities around assembly languages using the LMC simulator and how to convert binary to denary and hex. Ahmad Jalloh KS4
Physical computing using Microbits and micropython. Breaking out all individual pins on the Microbit and using GPIO to control physical devices including Bitbot buggies.
Rob Jones KS3, KS4
Introducing Barefoot and Computational Thinking Donna Rawling Primary
Cyber Security Andrea Sanders ALL
Innovative iPad Apps- Apps to engage pupils in learning Ruth Smith & Amy Kinglsey ALL
Opportunity to see 3D chocolate printing! Rob Jones ALL

Algorithm Art: Introducing 3D printing and using the Beetle Blocks 3D programming software (based on Scratch) to program and 3D print a geometric design. (repeating twice)
Sonya Horton - UltimakerCREATE
Top tips and resources for teaching networking Lisa Wood KS3, KS4, KS5
A workshop offering advice for GCSE Computer Science examinations OCR & AQA representativesKS4