Firstly, a big "Thank You" to the 246 CAS Hub Leaders worldwide. We’re going to be launching CAS Hub Leader awards later this year, so look out for more details!
If you've photographed an activity at a Hub meeting, we'd love to use them in our communications. You can submit jpeg images here:
We hope to highlight all the Leaders' achievements on a regular basis, to showcase the projects they are spearheading, and we hope to offer hang-outs to support Hub Leaders in the near future.
The CAS Hub is a local, face-to-face meeting of Primary and/or Secondary school teachers, to share their ideas for developing the teaching of Computing in their schools, their classrooms and their community. It is a meeting of like-minded professionals with the general objective of supporting each other and the specific aim of providing (at least) one resource for attendees to take away use in the classroom.
CAS Hubs meet once, or twice, a term for a couple of hours after school. The style and format of the meeting is up to the discretion of the Hub Leader, but each will focus on an aspect of teaching the Computing curriculum and will provide plenty of opportunity for teachers to collaborate, sharing their expertise with one another.
If you’ve never been to the CAS Hub nearest to your work or home location, put your postcode in here: http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/
80% of CAS members are within 10 miles of their nearest CAS Hub!
For all the CAS Community users who have set their location on the map, the above graph shows how close their nearest Hub is. Read along the bottom of the graph to the number of miles (e.g. 20), and then read the top of the bar to see what percentage of mapped CAS Community users have a Hub within 20 miles of their location.
Bear in mind that we can only provide data for CAS Community users who have placed themselves on the map (otherwise we don't know where you are!), and that CAS Community has international members who skew the statistics; the last 5 – 10% of users are unlikely to have a CAS Hub anywhere near them, because they are located outside the UK.
If there isn’t one close enough to you, why not start your own?