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Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

23/08/2017
 
Register for the September round of theBebras Challenge. Please email Dianne Tahuaroa-Watson by COB Monday 28th August.

The Bebras computational thinking challenge has been designed:

  • for students between the Year 3 and Year 12

  •  the challenge takes 45 minutes

  • students can undertake the challenge individually or in groups of up to four

  • it is completed online and is free of charge

The purpose of the challenge is to help students recognise that the skills required to be good at computational thinking includes pattern recognition, problem solving and comprehension skills.

In Australia, as in many other developed countries, we are facing a massive skills shortage in the ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) industry. The Australian Government has recognised this and funded a Queensland based group, Digital Careers (formerly Group X) to engage with students and teachers around Australia to address the issue.  

Digital Careers has been working to identify ways to better engage with students between Year 5 and Year 10 to raise awareness of the skills required in the industry and encourage students (and their parents and teachers) to consider a career in this field.

Bebras is a unique way to demonstrate to students that the skills required to excel in this field are not limited to maths and science.  For more information please contact Dianne Tahuaroa-Watson or visit the Bebras website.

To register please contact Dianne Tahuaroa-Watson via email or on 40809149

The challenge will run from 28th August to 8th September 2017.