Welcome to the CAS Manchester Site

We at CAS Manchester welcome you all to our new website. Please look around and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at: casmanchester@computingatschool.org.uk

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Sarah Zaman

I am a primary school teacher who has always been enthusiastic about ICT and new developments in the primary ICT/Computing curriculum. I am now Regional coordinator for CAS Manchester based at The University of Manchester.

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Carol Murray

I have been a teacher of ICT and then computing in an 11-18 school for 13 years, as an AST and SSAT lead practitioner. I am currently one of the newly appointed regional coordinators of the CAS Regional Centre North West (Manchester).

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Dave Ames

I originally did a degree in Maths and have taught Maths for the past 20 years.

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Carl Simmons

I have been a secondary school Computing teacher, college lecturer and I now work in teacher training at Edge Hill University predominantly with Computing trainees. I am interested in promoting the increasing use of computing and programming in schools, and the role that e-learning can play in making learning and collaboration effective.

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The North West CAS Regional Centre (North West) is based at The University of Manchester. The Regional Centre is an initiative to build regional support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools. It is run jointly by the University of Manchester (School of Computer Science) and Edge Hill University, and is funded by the Department of Education through BCS (CAS).

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David Rydeheard

University senior lecturer. Originally a mathematician, now applying areas of mathematics to computer science, including logic, semantics, abstract algebra and topology. Involved with the promotion of computing in schools, especially expanding the range of support activities in the University of Manchester.

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The conference at Liverpool Hope University will take place on Saturday 11th November

This year we are looking to branch out and hold conferences and other events across the region. One of these conferences is this one at Liverpool Hope University.

We are charging £10 for the conference will all monies raised to be used to purchase equipment for Master Teachers to support teaching and learning in the Liverpool region.

Timings of the day

9:30 registration

9:45 Welcome

10:00 Workshop choice 1

10:55 Workshop choice 2

12:00 Self catered lunch and Market place

12:50 Workshop choice 3

1:50 Plenary

Workshops are subject to change and additions!

  • CAS Barefoot - Jon Chippendall
  • Sonic Pi - Jo Hodge
  • Primary Pedagogy - Ben Davies¬†
  • Wearable Tech - Donna Rawling
  • Robotics - Bob Breckwoldt
  • CAS Self review tool - Yvonne Walker
  • Title tbc - Phill Hackett
  • Edbot: Programming - Adam Rooney
  • 9-1 GCSE specification (exam related) - Nicola Mounsey
  • Title tbc - Nicola looker
  • Programming adventures of Lego (WeDo or Mindstorms tbc) - Neil Taylor
  • CAS Include : Increasing Diversity in Computer Science - Rebecca Franks
  • Introduction to Python with fun and engaging activities
  • Tackling Cyber Crime - Helen Williams (or colleague) TITAN NW Regional Cyber Crime Unit
  • Code Club adventures - Liz Smart (tbc)
  • Introduction to Tenderfoot

Booking available here

More details of workshops to be added shortly.