Computing At Schools (CAS) South West: Launch
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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This event is to launch the new Computing Regional Centre.

Plymouth University have been appointed as a centre for the South West and will be inviting delegates from across the region to attend the CAS South West launch event. 

CAS South West Launch

Hosted by
Shirley Atkinson - Regional Centre Manager
Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

Thursday 5 November 10:30-15:00

You are invited to the CAS South West Regional Centre launch event.

Complimentary lunch included

Event programme

10.30 - 11.00 arrival and registration
11.00 - 11.30 introduction and welcome
11.30 - 12.30 workshop one
12.30 - 13.00 lunch
13.00 - 14.00 keynote speaker
14.00 - 15.00 workshop two

Keynote speaker: Dr Jo Twist
Jo has been CEO of Ukie since January 2012. Ukie is the trade body for games and interactive entertainment businesses in the UK, and has a mission to make the UK the best place in the world to make games.

Previously, Jo was Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor for Education, where she commissioned Digital Emmy-winning Battlefront II, free to play browser and iOS games, including Sweatshop, Nomnation and International Racing Squirrels, and social media projects. Earlier in her career, Jo was Multiplatform Commissioner for BBC Entertainment and Switch, BBC Three Multiplatform Channel Editor, and in a former life a technology reporter for BBC News.

With a background in digital media, education, creative technology and youth culture, and a PhD in online communities, identity and young people, Jo brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of interactive entertainment including media, technical innovation and creativity, commercial and political issues. Jo is Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council, a London Tech Ambassador, a Bafta Games Committee member, and sits on a number of other boards and advisory groups. She is one of the Top 100 UK Women in Video Games, on the MCV 100 Brit list in the games industry and is a BIMA Hot 100 in digital. She is a Vice President for games and accessibility charity, Special Effect.

Workshops:

11:30-12:30

  • Getting to grips with JavaScript - Claire Buckler
  • Coding for free in Primary Education - Paul Carter
  • Computational Thinking - Lorraine Drybrough
  • Aurasma: augmented reality - Becky Hawling
  • Computing unplugged - Steve Gibson

14:00-15:00

  • Getting to grips with JavaScript - Claire Buckler
  • Code in the early years - Paul Carter
  • Binary and Hexadecimal - Lorraine Drybrough
  • Digital Schoolhouse - Shahneila
  • Step by step algorithms - Steve Gibson

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Computing at Schools (CAS) South West Launch event

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