South West

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre South West

The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (SoCEM) at Plymouth University has a long tradition of supporting local teaching staff for computing related subject knowledge. For over 10 years members of staff from within the school have been involved in outreach activities, going into schools to deliver talks and practical sessions. These activities have either been carried out as part of personal contacts or through the Research Centres, such as CSCAN, that are part of the University. Events have included evening meetings, invitations to project showcase days, specific computing taster days, residential events, competitions for year 8s, Safer Internet Day and Security related days.

Over the last couple of years, SoCEM has initiated and supported the CAS Hub for Plymouth bringing the CAS initiative into the region. Close collaboration with the original Master Teachers, along with colleagues in the Plymouth Institute of Education allowed the University to support the start of the centre.

The Regional Centre is made up of a team of 2 people from Plymouth University. These are Shirley, an academic from SoCEM with advanced subject knowledge alongside and Beverly who works part time as Outreach support for teachers across the region.

Regional Centre Info

Week of June 21

Wednesday
Thursday
  • Jun 24 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Resources and Guidance to Support Primary Computing Leads

    Online
    During this session, we’ll share a range of new resources available from CAS to support primary computing leads. We’ll examine how the resources can help you examine your current computing provision through considering a range of factors, such as curricul

  • Jun 24 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Emerging Challenges in Cybersecurity

    Online
    This session brings together three cybersecurity experts to share their views of the emerging challenges in cybersecurity: including Sergeant Andy Rawlinson, a cyber security specialist for the South-East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU); Dr Kimberl

  • Jun 24 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • CAS Plymouth Primary Community Meeting

    Online
    Updates, ideas and inspiration for all things Computing in the Primary Teaching world. Meeting ID: 869 0005 1104 Passcode: 955242

Friday
  • Jun 25 from 12:00PM to 12:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - EU Code Week - Put Your Computing Activities on the World Map

    Online
    In this session, Tomasso Dalla Vecchia (Development & Advocacy Manager at European Schoolnet and EU Code Week Ambassador for the Central Brussels Team) and Peter Marshman (Community Outreach Manager at BCS and EU Code Week Ambassador for the UK) will shar

  • Jun 25 from 1:30PM to 2:15PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Barefoot Live Cybersecurity Lesson

    Online
    This session will join Jon and his Computing Ambassadors live at their school in Crumpsall, Manchester where they’ll share what they’ve been learning about Cyber Security with the new Barefoot, Be Cyber Smart, resources. Jon and his Ambassadors will share

Week of June 28

Monday
Tuesday
  • Jun 29 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • CAS Forest of Dean Primary Community Meeting

    Online
    Making best use of fantastic free interactive whiteboard software

  • Jun 29 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Showcasing the Barefoot EYFS Resources

    Online
    This session will showcase the free Barefoot Early Years resources which introduce computational thinking to younger pupils. The session will demonstrate a range of ideas from the lessons to illustrate the links between computational thinking and the Earl

  • Jun 29 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Artificial Intelligence

    Online
    Apps for Good courses encourage students to think about the world around them and solve the problems that they find by building a digital product. When taking part in a course students learn not just vital technical skills but also the employability skill

  • Jun 29 from 5:00PM to 5:30PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Top Tips for Trainee Teachers - INSTAGRAM LIVE EVENT

    Online
    In this Instagram live session, you will discover some top tips to use when you are a trainee teacher. You will hear about their early career experiences and how they managed these. Additionally, both of the presenters have mentored trainee teachers and

Wednesday
  • Jun 30 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Moving Homework Online

    Online
    Despite its many challenges, the national lockdown accelerated the adoption of online learning platforms in schools and encouraged teachers to find new opportunities to cover the curriculum digitally. In this session, we will explore a range of online res

  • Jun 30 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Learning to Cross Curricular Topics: Using Podcasting to Deliver Lessons

    Online
    This presentation will cover how to plan, create and deliver a podcast. The session will explore how to consider content, audience, platform, recording technology and team dynamics. It will also look at the importance of editing technology, mic techniqu

  • Jun 30 from 5:00PM to 5:30PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Top Tech Tips for EYFS - INSTAGRAM LIVE EVENT

    Online
    In this Instagram live session you will discover some top tech tips to use when teaching Early Years with guest speakers Bethan Ware (@tenminuteteach), Hayley Winter (@allaboutearlyyears) and Wendy Piccinini (@wendypicci) from Computing at School.

Thursday
  • Jul 1 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Data and Data Logging

    Online
    In the session you will find out more about the Micro:bit and the Arduino Science Journal app, of which both can be used to gather data from the world around you.

  • Jul 1 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Virtual Showcase - Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future Programme

    Online
    During this session, hosted by Jennifer King, the Schools engagement lead for Microsoft, you will learn all about Microsoft’s Digital Skills Programme that takes all the best resources across Microsoft, and brings them altogether into immediately useable

Friday

Week of July 5

Tuesday
  • Jul 6 from 4:15PM to 5:30PM
  • CAS Swindon Secondary Community Meeting

    Online
    An opportunity to find out what is new in Computing and to network with local teachers. There will be a few guest speakers - TBC

Week of July 12

Tuesday
  • Jul 13 from 4:00PM to 5:15PM
  • CAS Swindon Primary Community Meeting

    Online
    At this meeting we will look at updates regarding Online Safety and Computing ahead of the next academic year. We will also explore some of the free training and support available to schools in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

All Events

CAS Regional Centre South West covers Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol City of, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles Of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

CAS South West (Plymouth University)
Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Web: www.plymouth.ac.uk

Coordinators

Regional Centre News


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CAS South West Outreach Support

Published by Beverly Clarke at 2017-01-24 13:48:18 +0000

Beverly Clarke, CAS SouthWest Outreach Support, CAS Master Teacher. Former CAS Sunbury Hub leader and now co-leader of the CAS Plymouth Hub.

Philip_anley

"The fun to be had – and thus the learning – is enormous. "

Published by Philip Anley (posted by Simon Humphreys) at 2016-03-01 13:50:06 +0000

Philip Anley, Bishopstone Priomary School, is a CAS Master Teacher and leader of Swindon hub. Philip writes about his experiences with the new curriculum in his school with the active support of his H...

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