The University of Hertfordshire Centre for STEM Education hosted a computing education conference at the de Havilland campus on 21 June 2019.
The day was an opportunity for participants to learn about national and regional programmes of support for computing education and to share successful pedagogy and practice.
The keynote speaker, Wendy MacLeod, the Computing at Schools (CAS) Community Outreach Manager for London and East of England, described the wealth of support for computing education provided by CAS and the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).
Most of the 14 conference workshops were led by practitioners from primary and secondary schools. Conference participants valued the opportunity to learn from colleagues about tried and tested ideas and strategies and welcome the recent government support for computing education. University of Hertfordshire Centre for STEM Education is a regional delivery partner (RDP) for the National Centre for Computing Education for the Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Essex, Luton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. It provides a comprehensive package of support for computing education for local schools and colleges including exciting and engaging CPD opportunities for individuals, departments and schools across all key stages.