CS4HS 2014 Workshop @ VUW - 10 Dec 2014

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December 10 - 12

Victoria University are hosting another CS4HS workshop from December 10 - 12 at their Kelburn Campus in Wellington. There are a few changes from how New Zealand has run CS4HS workshops in previous years.

2014 will see three independent CS4HS workshops. Instead of having duplicate CS4HS workshops at Canterbury and Victoria as we have for the last 3 years, Canterbury will run one that (like previous ones) is focused on the Computer Science and Programming Achievement standards, for teachers who are at beginner/intermediate level, so the discussions will be more focussed on getting started.

Victoria's CS4HS workshop will be more general, looking more at areas of computer science that are of general interest, even if they are outside the standards (this is the model used for CS4HS overseas, and gives a broader view of the topic, which would be more suitable for those already teaching the standards.)

Unitec will also be running a CS4HS workshop this year. While the organisers of the three events will be working together to coordinate, the events will essentially be independent and covering different areas, so it's fine to apply to go to more than one (if you have the time!)


The workshop will be held on the Kelburn Campus. Here are links to a Kelburn Campus map and Wellington City map. Please note that on the Wellington Downtown Map, Victoria University is not marked but is in the large open area bordered by The Terrace at the bottom, and Salamanca Road on the right.


Attendees from out of town will be staying at Te Puni Village, one of Victoria University's newest student accommodation centers, and only a few minutes walk from the workshop venue. Accommodation is provided free of charge to all out-of-two attendees.


Wireless internet access will be available during the workshop at the venue, although not at the accommodation itself.



9:00am Reception Desk opens Outside Cotton 219
9:30am Welcome Cotton 219
10:00am Morning Tea Wishbone, Alan MacDiarmid Building ground floor
10:30am Session 1: Information Visualisation  
  OR Robotics  
  OR Algorithms slides  
12:30pm Lunch Outside Cotton 219
1:00pm Session 2: Information Visualisation  
  OR Networking  
  OR Algorithms slides  
3:00pm Afternoon Tea Wishbone
3:30pm Review and Discussion - Unconference Cotton 219
5:30pm Finish  
6:30pm Workshop Reception Te Puni Village (level 7)


9:00am Google Engineer Talk by Tobias Thierer Cotton 219
10:00am Morning Tea Wishbone
10:30am Session 3: Pygame / Python Cotton 219
  OR Intro CSS/HTML  
12:30pm Lunch Outside Cotton 219
1:00pm Session 4: MIT App Inventor  
  OR Javascript Game Development  
3:00pm Afternoon Tea Wishbone
3:30pm Review and Discussion - Encouraging Female Uptake in CS/DT Cotton 219
5:00pm Finish  


9:00am Session 5: Exemplar Discussion Cotton 219
11:00am ICT Connect Talk (Joy Cottle) Cotton 219
11:30am FutureInTech Talk (Susan Weekes) Cotton 219
12:00pm Thanks, Farewells and the close of the Workshop Cotton 219


The local site organisers are Elf Elfridge (elf.elfridge@ecs.vuw.ac.nz) and Dr Stuart Marshall (stuart@ecs.vuw.ac.nz), both of whom are staff members at the School of Engineering and Computer Science

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AlgorithmsWorkshop.pptxpptx AlgorithmsWorkshop.pptx manage 90 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:38 Main.pondy Slides from the Algorithms Workshop