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Summer 2007 Workshops in Full Swing!

by Mark Guzdial last modified 2007-07-09 09:49

Starting in May, "Georgia Computes!" has a full slate of workshop activity going on.

Summer 2007 Workshops in Full Swing!

Teachers make their robots follow the light

Starting in May, Project "Georgia Computes!" has a full slate of workshops going on this summer for faculty at both the secondary and post-secondary level.

Barbara Ericson taught a two day workshop May 8 and 9 on "How to Make and Run A Summer Camp." The May workshop described the curriculum to use with middle school and high school students. She introduced Lego Mindstorms, PICO Crickets, MIT's Scratch, and CMU's Alice.

We are proud to announce that there will be four new summer camp programs around that state this summer, started by "Georgia Computes!" The four schools starting new summer camp programs are:

  • Kennesaw State University
  • Columbus State University
  • Darton College
  • Georgia Southwestern University

May 11 and 12, we held a workshop on First Courses. In just two days, we covered introduction to Media Computation in Python, introduction to Media Computation in Java, introduction to computing using robotics in Python, introduction to engineering computing using MATLAB, and introduction to data structures using Media Computation in Java. The attendees were real troopers, with several faculty seeing things that they felt that they could use in their classes.

The rest of the summer is more of the same: Workshops for high school and university faculty, summer camps, and lots of cool new ways being developed for drawing in a more diverse audience to computing. Watch this space for more updates!


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