Computing at School (CAS) is delighted to launch an exciting new programme, CAS Inspire, to support our community in these challenging times.
The CAS Inspire programme launches on Tuesday 5 May with a series of online events to support CAS Community Leaders, teachers and parents to deliver home learning.
The CAS Inspire Programme will run for the summer term and will see resources released on a weekly basis.
The programme includes:
1. Teach Computing Remotely: A series of webinars and resources to support teachers with teaching computing remotely
2. Teach Primary Computing: A series of webinars aimed at primary teachers exploring a range of primary computing curriculum activities
3. Webinars by CAS & Microsoft Education UK: A series of webinars focussing on a range of topics including wellbeing, diversity & inclusion and careers in tech
4. CAS Home Learning: Resources and links to support teachers and families to access quality and engaging learning activities at home
Beverly Clarke, National Community Manager at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT said;
“Our community has responded well to the challenges of transferring from a face-to-face environment to a virtual world, and this is evident in the number of communities that have moved online and are attracting large numbers of participants,.
“I thank all members of the community for their commitment, hard work and encouragement. Through the programme of events in CAS Inspire, we hope to continue to meet the needs of our community and welcome suggestions for other ways in which to support each other.”
Teach Primary Computing includes:
• Inclusive computing - Thursday 7 May, 11am to 12pm
• What’s hot right now! - Thursday 14 May 10:45 to 11:30am - Register here.
• Digital Parenting - advising parents on online safety - Thursday 28 May - 11am to 12pm Register here.
• Computing in the Early Years - Thursday 11 June - 11 to 11:45 am Register here.
• Teaching primary computing without computers - Thursday 18 June 11 to 11:45 am - Register here.
Webinars by CAS & Microsoft Education UK feature:
• Effective Remote Working and Delivery (including wellbeing, pedagogy and MS-Tech to support) – Tuesday 5 May 4pm to 5pm
• Diversity and Inclusion (with Microsoft BAME group) – June 2020
• Careers in Tech – June 2020
Teach Computing Remotely features webinars and resources to support Computing teachers to:
1. Create a safe virtual classroom
2. Teach Computing theory in a virtual classroom
3. Teach Python Programming in a virtual classroom
4. Teach Microbit Using VoIP & Microbit Classrooms
CAS Home Learning includes:
• Links to learning activities for all key stages
• Guidance and information on a range of technologies to facilitate home learning
• Launching on Tuesday 12th May new home learning videos and resources to inspire families to engage in a wide range of computing related activities at home.
#CASInspire20 Week 1
Tuesday 5 May 2020
12pm – 1pm Leading Online Meetings
Aimed at CAS Community Leaders, this session explores techniques for leading effective meetings online. It includes creating group discussions, creating “mini training groups” and combining online forms for effective feedback. The session will be led by Holly Billinghurst, TeachAllAboutIT and CAS Master Teacher.
Tuesday 5 May 2020
4pm – 5pm Effective Remote Working and Teaching
A collaborative webinar presented by CAS, NCCE and Microsoft colleagues to inform and support on Effective Remote Working and Teaching. We will focus on wellbeing when working from home, Pedagogy around remote teaching and look at Microsoft Technology to support remote teaching. The host for this session will be Beverly Clarke (CAS National Community Manager), Panellists are: Neil Rickus (BCS/CAS), Jennifer King (Microsoft), James Robinson (Raspberry Pi Foundation/NCCE), Donna Shah (Microsoft in Education Fellow), Paul Watkins (Microsoft in Education Fellow) and Sarah Clark (Microsoft in Education Fellow).
Thursday 7 May 2020
11am – 12pm - Inclusive Computing
The number of pupils with SEND has increased for a third consecutive year: 14.4% (2017), 14.6% (2018), 14.9% (2019).
• Across all pupils with SEND the most common SEND support needs are speech, language and communication
• Among pupils with an EHC plan, Autistic Spectrum Disorder is the most common type of special educational need
• Number of students with Social emotional and mental health (SEMH) and moderate learning difficulties has increased
Considering all these factors, how can teachers ensure that their computing lessons are inclusive?
Join Wendy MacLeod as she hosts a panel interview with leaders in SEN education to discuss these issues.
For all events please visit our Events page.