Book your place on a new Isaac Computer Science event
09 October 2019
We are pleased to announce the first part of our autumn/winter programme of Isaac Computer Science events for students and teachers. There are a number of different events happening all over the country — book your place at an event near you today!
- 5 November, Student Masterclass, University of Bath
- 12 November, Discovery Day, PwC Manchester
- 15 November, Student Masterclass, Newcastle University
- 6 December, Teacher CPD, Newcastle University
- 9 December, Teacher CPD, University of Southampton
- 11 December, Teacher CPD, University of Warwick
- 20 March 2020, Discovery Day, BT Adastral Park, Ipswich
To help you choose which to attend, here is a summary of the different types of events.
Discovery Days are large-scale, whole-day events for Year 11–13 students that aim to inspire students about higher education and careers in computer science. Each Discovery Day will feature expert speakers from industry and academia, current degree students and apprentices, and creative hands-on workshops. Teachers are welcome to attend too.
Student Masterclasses are for A level students who already have some knowledge of computer science and want to learn more. Each session introduces a computer science concept and gives you the skills and confidence to apply it in a programming or physical computing activity. You will also find out more about the Isaac Computer Science platform.
Teacher CPD events are designed to support A level Computer Science teachers to build their knowledge and confidence in teaching the subject at this level. You will explore computer science concepts in depth, and you will be able to adapt what you learn for use in the classroom. We’ll also show you how to use the teacher functions on the Isaac Computer Science platform.
More news and events coming soon
From January 2020, we will be coordinating student and teacher events at the NCCE Computing Hubs as well. Look out for more news, plus further dates in other locations, later this term. In the meantime, you can find our full event listings here
Written by: Fergus Kirkpartick
Bio: Fergus is Project Manager for the Isaac Computer Science events programme, and is based at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any event-related queries.