Computer Science in Schools

Date:
Thursday 11 February 2016, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue:
Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate HG2 0DZ

Cost:
Free of charge, but, please book your place via the BCS online booking system.

Speaker:
Dan Toms

Synopsis:

The last five years has seen big changes in computing education in schools. In primary schools there is a new computing curriculum and at secondary ICT qualifications are being replaced by Computer Science. This session is for anyone interested in finding out more about this revolution. The evening will be of particular interest to computing undergraduates or IT professional interested in a career in teaching.

Programme:

This event will run from 7:00 - 9:00 pm with a break for food. The keynote speaker, Dan Toms is the Lead Teacher of Computing at Harrogate Grammar School and a CAS Master Teacher. Dan will discuss the development of the new computing curriculum and the exciting opportunities waiting for computer scientists in schools. After tea, there will be a frantic speed dating session. Attendees will gets to a speak to GCSE & A-level computing students; Primary Computing Coordinators; Computing NQT’s; PGCE students and CAS Hub Leaders.