National Computer Science SchoolThe National Computer Science School (NCSS), the School of IT at the University of Sydney invite teachers and their students to participate in the NCSS Python Challenge 2013.

No programming experience is required.

Each week, a set of notes for either in-class or self-directed learning is distributed to participants via email and online. A set of challenge questions testing this material is also released. The questions range in difficulty to allow beginners to progress at their own rate while still extending gifted students. The challenges will increase in complexity as more and more programming concepts are covered over the 5 weeks.

Thursday 18 July at Unley High School.

The theme is: “Connecting People — Sharing Learning

The keynote speakers include:

  • Mark Sparvell, Executive Consultant Innovation and ICT at Principals Australia

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies Foundation to Year 10 for public consultation until Friday 10 May 2013.


Chris Betcher, Christine Haynes Joint ACCE Educator of the Year

Chris Betcher

Chris is currently ICT Integrator at Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney. He has taught in the public, Catholic and Independent school sectors across all year levels and internationally, and worked in a private educational consultancy. He has consistently evangelized the use of technology for deeper, more meaningful learning.

Chris promotes technology as a tool for learning, and helps other educators more aware of the enormous potential that ICT offers and how it can help improve learning and extend the nature of education.

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