Face to Face
Absolutely thrilled that Jane Waite (https://janewaite.com) and Mark Calleja will be coming to our meeting. Jane will be no stranger to those who have been involved with CAS for a while.
Jane Waite is a computer science education researcher who has been an IT developer, primary school teacher and teacher trainer. Her areas of research include programming pedagogy, physical computing, design in primary programming, semantic waves, computational thinking and most recently the teaching of machine learning in schools. Jane works on research projects at the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre which is a joint initiative with the University of Cambridge. She is very excited to have supported the Google DeepMind Experience AI project and can't wait to discover what teachers and learners think of learning about (and with) AI!
Mark ‘MrC’ Calleja is a futurist, an Educator Development Manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. He was a primary school teacher, has done two TEDx talks on teaching young people to hack, appeared as the host of the RPF’s Digital Making at Home livestream and staunchly believes school should be more like a video game. He is a stalwart crusader for the democratisation of technology, and believes that more perspectives in the room is always better.
It will be a treat!
On the agenda will be:
- AI in the classroom a look at the materials being developed by The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Deep Mind to help all young people (including us!) understand how AI works and how it is shaping what we teach and learn.
- Micro:Bit how to get free boards for your primary school
- Key Stage 4 it's tricky but what are you doing (or not doing) to support learners at KS4, especially with Ofsted asking that question
Please note: At our last meeting Pete Marshman presented about the CAS Physical Computing Working Group (https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/casarm-physical-computing). Pete has an online meeting planned for June 20th (https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/events/2023/june/cracking-codes-with-the-microbit) and we'll be streaming that from 3:45PM. So do pop along early if you want to catch that!
There will also be ample time to network, catch up and enjoy stimulating discussion through breakout groups.
Really hope to see you there.