UON invites career advisors, mathematics, IT and science teachers to take part in free computer science workshops.

Computer Science Workshops for Schools | CS4S

Computer Science for Teachers

Introductory Workshop - 16th & 17th November 2015


The University of Newcastle's Computer Science 4 Schools (CS4S) Introductory workshop is a free 2-day workshop for in-service and pre-service teachers, and career advisors that involves the following:

  • Hands-on sessions with robots
  • Introduction to coding with Scratch
  • Problem-solving exercises suitable for primary school and early high school students
  • Building mobile apps with AppInventor

This workshop is focused on developing competencies included in the recently approved Digital Technologies curriculum and is accredited by BOSTES. It is suitable for in-service and pre-service teachers, both at primary and secondary level, with no previous knowledge of computer science or programming. The second day is suitable for career advisors.


You can register for the workshop here. Please note that you will also be required to RSVP 2 weeks before the date of the workshop to attend.

Teacher Relief Scholarships

We have a limited amount of teaching relief scholarships that can be provided to schools to assist with costs associated with teachers attending the two-day workshops. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please ask your school principal to nominate you and contact Daniel Hickmott by 5pm Friday October 23rd.


If you have any enquiries about the workshop or would like to be involved as an assistant or presenter, please contact Daniel Hickmott.

Dr Elena Prieto

School of Education
Program Convenor Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics)
Deputy Program Convenor Master of Educational Studies (Maths cohort)

Associate Professor 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

Mr Andrew Lyell

School of Education
Deputy Program Convenor Bachelor of Teaching (Technology)

Mr Daniel Hickmott

CS4S Project Officer