Computing at School (CAS) is delighted to announce that CAS Inspire returns in September with an exciting programme of events planned.
The September sessions are centred around blended learning and supporting mental health. In October, the focus will be on careers in computing, getting girls into computing and preparing to teach and/or lead primary computing. There will be a break during November for the CAS Autumn event and then the programme returns late November/early December with sessions which support diversity and inclusion and how to do more with coding.
All the sessions are free to attend and designed to support teachers and promote excellence in computing. There are usually two sessions per month which begin at 4pm with primary sessions taking place on Tuesdays and secondary sessions on Thursdays. All sessions can be booked via the CAS Events page or can be accessed directly, by clicking on the links below.
Tuesday 14th September Blended Learning: BlendED (London CLC)
In this session, the Connected Learning Centre team will share some of the ways in which their experiences of remote, blended and flexible teaching have transformed their approach to teaching computing.
Thursday 16th September Blended Learning: Electronic exercise books
In this session, Claire Buckler & Thomas Lange will be sharing their experiences of using electronic exercise books in secondary school to help support and expand the use of blended learning.
Tuesday 28th September Supporting the mental health of children & teachers (Bridge the gap, NSPCC & Cat Lamin)
In this session, Nikki Webster (Bridge the gap), Cormac Nolan (NSPCC) and Cat Lamin will be sharing free resources which support the mental health of young children and teachers.
Thursday 30th September Supporting the mental health of teens (Jo Morton-Brown)
In this session, Jo Morton-Brown, an Emotional Health Practitioner, will be talking about her YouTube channel which offers guidance and support to children aged 10-19. Her videos are optimistic and always from the heart, her desire is to support teens to be the best they can be.
Tuesday 12th October Careers in Computing: Digital Schoolhouse
Digital Schoolhouse, together with Nintendo UK, uses play-based learning to engage pupils and teachers with computing. This session will explore how Digital Schoolhouse can be used to deliver teaching through play, and what careers can be found within the video gaming industry.
Tuesday 19th October Preparing to teach & lead computing
If you are an ITT student and will be teaching or leading primary computing when you take up your first teaching post, then this session is for you. In this session you will dive into the world of CAS, with a full introduction to who we are and the support available through CAS membership. You will also have the opportunity to hear about Barefoot Computing and learn more about the benefits of cross-curricular computing, PRIMM and Google Drive.
Thursday 21st October Getting girls into Computing
In this session, you will explore the importance of encouraging young children, specifically girls, to pursue an education in computing with presentations from Cerys Lock, Coding Black Females and AWS GetIT.
More details for our November & December sessions to follow shortly.
You can also catch up on our previous CAS Inspire webinars through our GoToStage channel.