The University of Sydney’s National Computer Science School and Grok Learning have announced the 2018 NCSS Challenge, to be held for five weeks starting Monday 30th July. Unlike other programming competitions, the NCSS Challenge requires no prior programming experience – it teaches you what you need to know along the way!
Students have access not only to newly designed questions that align directly with the 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 bands of the Australian Curriculum, but are connected with a legion of online tutors from industry and university that can provide 1-on-1 assistance to help them get the most out of the learning activity. If you’re not a confident programmer yourself, the tutors are there to help you learn as well!
With four different levels and direct mapping to the Australian Curriculum, the 2018 NCSS Challenge is well worth considering as an activity for your class, or for your own professional development.
Prices start at $5 per student for primary school, $30 for high school, and teachers can access the materials completely free for their own PD. And the price decreases as you enrol more students!
Visit the NCSS Challenge website for a complete rundown of changes to the 2018 edition!