UoN invites career advisors, mathematics, IT and science teachers to take part in this free, 2 day computer science workshop.

Computer Science Workshops for High School Teachers

Computer science students

CS4HS sponsored by Google 

This year the University of Newcastle will be holding a 2 day workshop on July 14th and 15th, for high school Career Advisors, Mathematics, Software Development, Information Technology and Science teachers called Computer Science 4 High School. This workshop aims to give high school teachers and career advisors the tools and knowledge to engage and inspire students in the world of Computer Science and it's applications.

The workshop includes:

  • Background information on computer science basics, tools and trends
  • Tours of Computer Science researchers laboratories
  • Examples of the applications of computer science to significant real world problems
  • Up-to-date information on the employment opportunities in the field
  • Hands-on activities to demonstrate the applications of computer science

Workshop outline

An introduction to Computer Science through a series of presentations and hands-on activities. The first day will include examples of the wide assortment of applications of Computer Science - such as Information Based Medicine, and Robotics.

It will also include a workshop on modelling and solving problems like a Computer Scientist, and a set of hands-on activities with current technologies (Python and AppInventor) in the afternoon.

Computer Science researchers from the University will open up their labs for teachers to get an insight into the different areas of research available to students who pursue Computer Science or related degrees.

These lab tours will include presentations from researchers in the fields of BioInformatics, Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence.

This day will also include a hands-on activity where teachers will get the chance to create a game for a mobile device, using the AppInventor software.

A/Prof Regina Berretta
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering Discipline
Researcher at the Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information Based Medicine
Regina.Berretta@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Elena Prieto
School of Education
Deputy Program Convenor Master of Educational Studies (Maths cohort)
Elena.Prieto@newcastle.edu.au

Professor Pablo Moscato
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director of the Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information Based Medicine
ARC Future Fellow
Pablo.Moscato@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Shamus Smith
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Senior Lecturer
Shamus.Smith@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Alexandre Mendes
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Senior Lecturer
Alexandre.Mendes@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Stephan Chalup
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Leader of the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory
Stephan.Chalup@newcastle.edu.au

How to get involved

To express interest in attending or being involved in the workshop, please contact Elena Prieto.

Go to the event page for details on times and venues and to register your attendance.

Scholarship

We are offering 8 scholarships for high school teachers of Mathematics, Software Development and Information Technology in regional areas of New South Wales to attend the workshop.

Each scholarship will include free travel and free accommodation for 3 nights, and dinner for each of those nights. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on both days during the workshop.

To apply for the scholarship please email this form to Elena Prieto before the 6th of June.