Welcome to #CASInspire!

What is #CASInspire?

Computing at School (CAS) is delighted to introduce you to the home of #CASInspire, an ongoing programme of support to meet the needs of our community. This programme originally started as a means of supporting teachers during the national lockdown (Spring 2020) and was well received by the community.

CAS Inspire is a series of resources, consisting of, live webinars with expert panellists discussing topical computing education matters, in which the audience can get involved. Also featured are videos teaching Computing concepts, podcasts and careers inspiration webinars.

We're delighted to announce that CAS Inspire returns in September with an exciting programme of events planned. To find out more about our Autumn programme, read our recent news article: CAS Inspire 21/22. A summary of our upcoming events is below. You can book these either by visiting our main events page from the link above, or through the individual event links below:

3rd November 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Train, trail & transform- Getting started with Crumbles - (SECONDARY SESSION) Train, trail & transform - Getting started with Micro:bits

10th November 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Simple, powerful & free- Get to grips with Sonic Pi - (SECONDARY SESSION) Simple STEM links with Python

17th November 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Top tips for making your computing lessons greener! - (SECONDARY SESSION) Computing for all- Improving outcomes for learners from socio-economic backgrounds

24th November 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Be OFSTED-ready: a session for Primary computing leads - (SECONDARY SESSION) Using the Isaac Platform to support GCSE Computer Science

1st December 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Inspirational ideas for computing in EYFS! - (SECONDARY SESSION) Getting girls excited about pursing careers in computing or engineering

8th December 2021 - (PRIMARY SESSION) Itching to do more with Scratch? - (SECONDARY SESSION) Using Minecraft to teach coding

More details for our Spring CAS Inspire sessions to follow shortly.

You can also catch up on other great CASInspire webinars through our GoToStage channel: CAS Inspire.

CAS Inspire Stories

CAS Inspire Stories is a brand-new podcast from CAS that shines a light on some of our most inspiring teachers and educators.

Guests share their inspiring stories, discuss their career journeys in education, some of the challenges they've faced, their hopes for the future, tips for those new to teaching, and talk about how educators can encourage a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

CAS Inspire Stories are available now from most popular podcast providers.

If you have any suggestions for future topics and resources that can be featured in the CASInspire programme please email them to compatsch@bcs.uk.

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