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Computing at School: Enhancing the STEM Curriculum for a Digital Wales

Discussion in 'Cymru - education news' started by drtomcrick, May 19, 2011.

  1. Computing at
    School: Enhancing the STEM Curriculum for a
    Digital Wales

    Friday 1stJuly, 2011, 9.00am--3:30pm
    Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea
    University, Swansea, SA2 8PP


    The aim of this one-day conference, hosted by
    Technocamps, is to provide teachers, senior management teams,
    examination boards, higher education academics and education policymakers with
    a forum to highlight and discuss the important issues surrounding Computing
    education policy within Wales. It
    will feature keynote talks from Microsoft, Welsh Government, NHS Wales,
    e-skills UK and BCS, The Chartered Institute for
    IT. The day will also provide practical
    workshop sessions for Computing/ICT teachers, combined with breakout sessions
    to discuss wider policy and curriculum issues. We wish to develop a strong
    community for these teachers within Wales, as well as providing support,
    resources and future training opportunities.

    *This event is free and open to all*,
    please register online: http://caswales2011.eventbrite.com/

    For further information, please contact Sian Jones,
    Technocamps Communications Manager (01792 606652 or sian.jones@swansea.ac.uk).

    Computing at School (CAS)
    at School (CAS) is a membership association which aims to promote and support
    Computing and related disciplines in UK schools, formally supported by BCS, The
    Chartered Institute for IT. Its memberships is diverse, including teachers at
    over 500 schools across the UK, exam boards, industry, universities,
    professional societies, as well as parents and governors. CAS seeks to work at
    many levels, including directly supporting Computing/ICT teachers, as well
    advocacy at a national policy level. It has been heavily involved in the Royal
    Society Call for Evidence on Computing in Schools, as well as contributing to
    the recent National Curriculum Review in England. For further information
    regarding CAS and its activities, please see
    Technocamps is a £6m Convergence project led by Swansea University in partnership with the Universities of Bangor, Aberystwyth and Glamorgan. Technocamps will provide daily and weekly sessions to pupils aged 11-19 on a range of exciting Computing topics, including robotics, games development, animation, digital forensics, software development and much more.
    Backed by £3.9m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government, it will deliver a series of outreach programmes to schools and colleges, inspiring young people to study Computing-based topics underpinning and aligned with the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and pursue a career in one of the strategic areas that drive economic growth and create wealth. For further information, please see: http://www.technocamps.com.

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