UCCSSE Department hosts CS4HS 2015
The department recently hosted its 5th annual CS4HS, a Google-sponsored event for helping high school teachers to teach Computer Science. This year 150 teachers attended, and the event was run by about a dozen volunteers. About half of the teachers attending were here for the first time. The event included workshops learning how to teach the NCEA computer science and programming standards, stories from students and industry, bus trips to visit industry, and a lot of opportunities for teachers to meet colleagues and exchange ideas. Teachers came from all over the country, and their travel and accommodation was subsidised thanks to the sponsorship from Google, as well as additional sponsorship from the College of Engineering, Catalyst, Microsoft, Telogis, NZACDITT, Orion Health, Cerebral Fix, and Allied Telesis.
A few photos of the event are available here.