CTE-STEM 2021

BuildingBloCS High School Computing Conference 2021

BuildingBloCS

BuildingBloCS is Singapore's annual Computing education outreach programme organised by students, for students.


Mission

To promote interest in Computing education to high school students and develop computational thinking and coding skills via a diverse range of student-initiated activities, because we believe that every high school student should have access to Computing education in an increasingly digitally connected world.


History

BuildingBloCS started back in 2017 as a ground up initiative by A-level and Integrated Programme Computing students to organise Computing related activities for O-level Computing students when the O-level Computing syllabus was first launched. Now in our 5th year, we have gradually expanded our outreach to beyond O-level, A-level and Integrated Programme Computing students.

BuildingBloCS is not only a national Computing education outreach programme, it is also a platform for leadership development, innovation programme, EVIA (Education & Values In Action) and student-friendly social network. We have been very encouraged by the strong support given by a growing list of community partners such as the Ministry of Education, National University of Singapore, Amazon, ClassDo, CSIT, FOSSASIA, Google, GovTech, IMDA, PayPal, Whizz Mobility, etc.


2021 Theme: Computational Thinking and AI Education

With the increasing importance of Computing education and AI literacy globally, this year's theme will be on Computational Thinking and Artificial Intelligence Education! We will be running a winpetition (yes, a competition whereby not only a minority is awarded, but everyone who exhibits positive learning attitude and puts in time and effort to produce good quality work can be a winner!) where student teams will work on creating AI projects for the betterment of the community and our world.


Format

Celebrating our 5th year, BuildingBloCS will be jam packed with exciting events and activities for everyone! This year, BuildingBloCS will be held alongside the 5th International Computational Thinking Education - STEM Conference. We will be running a series of workshops, lightning labs, programming puzzles, pop quizzes, engagement talks, games and more!


Eligibility

ALL high school students interested in Computing are welcome to participate.
If you study Computing in your school, you can also be involved as presenters or organisers in this year's events.


Registration

For Conference Presenters / Organisers:

For Conference / Workshop Participants: Come join us as we embark on our Computing learning journey to build a better Computing-powered Smart Nation and world! Visit BuildingBloCS.github.io for our latest activities and updates, and register for our events! Visit our YouTube channel to catch up on past workshops and events!

Come say hello@buildingblocs.sg!