CAS Master Teachers September 2012 Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science Built on the hub network Something is wrong – but I feel powerless There is no them… only us! Together we can make change happen! Now we areis looking Something wrong for – but I feel powerless the teachers who stand out from the crowd Why a Master Teachers? • How do we develop and share best practice to enable the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum otherwise? • OFSTED report highlights the value and impact AST model i.e. teachers training teachers – No centralised strategy for ASTs – Additional costs of AST in most LEAs moving to schools – Business model for schools to utilise ASTs • Providing career opportunities for teachers - with the proposed changes to the Teachers Pay and Conditions through the possible introduction of a DfE Master Teacher. Who should apply? • Candidates will be: – Experience Computer Science teachers and who already know the challenges of the local area. – Non-specialist AST’s with a STEM background who regularly perform outreach. • The Applicant’s school will be a member of the Network of Teaching Excellence. • Non-specialist Master Teachers will be expected to work closely with their local Network of Excellence: – Academia: Further and Higher Education – School Teacher – Industry contacts via STEMNet and BCS hub network Master Teacher Academic Industry Computing Teacher When & where? • The Master Teacher will run CPD sessions on: – Mornings or afternoons – Twilights – Weekends or school holidays • Run virtually, in local schools, Universities and industry training facilities. • Virtual learning will be a tool: – For follow ups to face-to-face sessions providing peer as well as specialist support. – To deliver training to remote parts of England What will be delivered? • The CAS Master Teacher will: – identify gaps in local provision and skills and to develop and deliver CPD workshops – Perform a minimum of two CPD sessions and peer review a CPD session – Share all CPD session and lesson resources produced with CAS • CPD sessions will be: – Aimed at non-specialist teachers and trainee teachers – Based on the CAS Computing Curriculum – A mixture of plugged-in and unplugged activities – Communicating with other Master Teachers to avoid duplication and ensure curriculum coverage How will CPD be delivered? • There would be local CPD teams. • The local coordinators could be: – – – – Regional BCS Hub Co-ordinator Regional CAS Hub Leader Regional STEM Co-ordinator University CS & ITT departments • Local coordinators would report to the CAS Coordinator. • The Network of Teaching Excellence combined with local coordinators and Master Teacher would be responsible for advertising any training sessions. • The Master Teacher and relevant computing specialist would be responsible for developing and delivering sessions. Regional CAS Coordinaor Computing Specialist CPD Sessions Master Teacher What’s in it for the Master Teacher • The CAS Master Teacher will receive: – Receive the equivalent of one afternoon per week in time, between October 12. and March 13. – Recognition by CAS & BCS as being an official CAS trainer e.g. on the CAS website, including a certification. – Training, then continued support as a facilitator and coach. – Career development and employment opportunities – Support for meeting some of the proposed criteria for the changes to the National Pay and Conditions i.e. DfE Master Teacher. – An pedagogy and knowledge exchange between professionals What’s in it for the employer? • The school gains the opportunity to: – Develop his or her school’s capacity to teach Computer Science. – Meet the membership to the Network of teaching Excellence criteria to sharing expertise and resources. – Meet the Academies contractual required to undertake in community outreach. – Receive reimbursed of £2,000 for the equivalent of one afternoon per week between November 12. and March 13. – CAS will also advertise all sessions through its network of 30+ hubs and on it’s website to help maximise the attendance to sessions. – Collaboration between organisations giving initiative greater creditability. What’s in it for the Universities? • The Universities will: – Develop relationships with local schools delivering Computer Science to take students on placement during teacher training – Attract the best local students – Meet their outreach requirements to justify tuition fees – Advertise further education CPD courses i.e. Masters etc. – Clear indicator for placement schools for Computer Science trainees – Develop relationships between departments, developing computer science expertise in ITT departments Frequently asked questions • Will there be an accreditation for attending a event? – Yes but we will make this announcement after appointing the Master Teachers • Will the CPD sessions follow a defined structure? – Yes but we will tell the Master Teachers this information when they attend the one day training • Can an AST who’s school is not part of the Network of Teaching Excellence apply to be a Master Teacher? – No, I’m afraid not.