Webinar One - 3 August | Today at 3.30pm

Kia Ora
A reminder about our webinar today at 3.30pm.  You can access the webinar here.  The URL is:

https://coreedu.adobeconnect.com/cs4hs/. Today we will talk about the programme in general and Trevor will be unpacking some of the content from Week One, looking at ways in which we can use this in our classrooms. The webinar will be recorded for those of you who are unable to make it and I will place the webinar recording link here, in the announcement sections on Thursday. Trevor and I will be in the room from 3.15 onwards and look forward to seeing you then. Ngā mihi Tara

Kia Ora, Welcome

Kia Ora,

Welcome to CORE Education's Computer Science course (CS4HS).  We are delighted to have you join us.

In this course, you will develop your understandings of what computer science is and how to teach it. The course content, along with the series of four online webinars, aim to give teachers the confidence and resources to teach some foundation concepts of computer science with Y7 to Y10 classes.  Each webinar will cover relevant concepts along with suggestions on how they can be taught.

Course Content

The course content provides an introduction to computer science.  Each of the four units in this course contains content to help develop your understanding of computer science including tips on how to use this material in your classroom.  

You will be able to access the course content after the course completion enabling you to revisit the content and resources.


The webinars build on the course content.  The dates and times for the webinars are:

Wednesday 3 August 3.30-4.30pm

Thursday 11 August 3.30-4.30pm

Thursday 18 August 3.30-4.30pm

Thursday 25 August 3.30-4.30pm (with special guests Prof. Tim Bell and Gerard MacManus

The webinar link can be accessed here.  All webinars will be recorded and can be viewed at a later time.

We have established a forum group for this course and we recommend you subscribe to this to be able to participate in forum discussions.  You can access the group here or at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/cs4hs2016-core-education.  

This is your forum, please share your thinking as you progress through the course.  We encourage you to respond to postings from your fellow course participants as well.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Kind regards

Tara Fagan

CORE Education