How will the day run?
As the world shifted to online events over two years ago, we are now delighted to be hosting the Plymouth Festival of Computing 2022 FACE TO FACE!
It is an exciting moment for us all to be able to open our doors once more, and welcome you back to a physical event. We are taking all measures to ensure you have a safe, interactive and engaging day.
Please note, our keynote sessions are open to all attendees and then workshops are divided into three tracks, one for primary teachers, one for secondary teachers and one for students.
What can you expect?
Starting at 9:00am in the Portland Square building of the University, we will kick off the day with a welcome and keynote talk from local Women in IT awards award winner and founder of #girlcode, Carly Britton.
Morning workshops for primary teachers include Barefoot Programming and how to scaffold learning using assignments and videos; and for secondary teachers, working with data and Google classroom features; with workshops in AI and tech careers for students.
In the afternoon we are hosting a panel of speakers focusing on diversity and inclusion in computing education and careers, including discussing women in STEM, disability and reaching disadvantaged learners. In the teacher workshop following the keynote, you will have the opportunity to consider diversity and inclusion in your curriculum. Students will be able to discuss diversity in their workshop after the talks and consider their own career options in tech.
We will be joined throughout the day by the South West's NCCE hubs, the Cyberfirst Schools programme and others, with opportunities to network with colleagues over refreshments and lunch provided.
Any CAS event wouldn't be complete without a community meeting - our primary and secondary conference community meetings are your chance to share a top tip or resource in a TeachMeet style meeting and find out what others are doing to make computing education even better. Register for your 2-5 minute talk on the day!
Where possible, please bring your own devices! (You will be needing them throughout the day during various workshops).
For your FREE ticket to access the full day at Plymouth University, register via our Eventbrite page: