Thursday, 18 February 2016

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, March 14-25


Contact: Shannon Dooley, NICTA Digital Careers
p: 0466 320 203   e: shannon.dooley@nicta.com.au
w: www.bebras.edu.au/

Date: March 14-25 2016          RSVP: Register by March 11 2016
Location: Online

Intended Audience: Students Year 3-12

Australia's largest student computational thinking challenge returns March 14-25. Over 22,000 Australian students have participated in Bebras since 2014.

• Dates: 14-25 March, 2016
• Location/cost: online, free
• Register: www.bebras.edu.au register prior to challenge week
• Suitable for: all students Years 3-12

What is the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge?
  • Bebras is a challenge to promote Computational Thinking among primary and secondary students years 3-12. The purpose is to expose students to computer science and logic concepts without the need for prior digital technology/coding knowledge.
  • To solve the tasks, students are required to think about logic, digital technologies, discrete structures, computation, data processing, and algorithmic concepts. Students can work in teams and find solving the problems very rewarding. 
What does Bebras look like?    FLYER
  • Bebras is free for schools and is delivered online and in class within one school hour 45-60 minutes 
  • Teachers choose when their students participate in the challenge between 14-25 March
  •  Students from Year 3-12, participate in age categories.
  • Teachers are supported with webinars prior to the challenge period as well as teaching notes explaining the concepts behind each of the questions.
  • No prior computing/ICT knowledge is required.
  • Bebras is a feeder challenge for other activities such as coding, robotics or engineering clubs
  • Sample tasks are available: www.bebras.edu.au
  • Specifically designed certificates of participation will be presented to each student who complete the challenge, these will include student's names, achievement level and score.