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Summer Workshops now open for registration!

by Mark Guzdial last modified 2009-04-18 10:30

Summer workshops on Media Computation and Innovative First Courses are now open for registration

When 2009-05-26 10:30 to
2009-08-07 10:30
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2009 is the last funded year for both kinds of workshops, described further below. Media Computation workshops are open primarily to University and College computing faculty, and First Courses workshops are open to all computer science teachers.

  • May 26-28, 2009 Workshop on "Media Computation" at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA sponsored by Mike Erlinger, Professor and Chair Computer Science
  • June 1-2, 2009 Workshop on "Engaging First Courses" at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, sponsored by Monica Brockmeyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science.
  • July 29-31, 2009 Workshop on "Media Computation at Northwest Missouri University's Liberty Center in Liberty, MO sponsored by Professors Carol Spradling and Dean Sanders from Computer Science.
  • August 3-4, 2009 Workshop on "Engaging First Courses" at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
  • August 5-7, 2009 Workshop on "Media Computation" at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

To register for any of these workshops, please email Felicia Auzla with:
  • Your name
  • Institution
    • Description of Institute: 2 yr vs. liberal arts vs. research university, approximate number of majors, and if minority-serving
  • Mailing address
  • Email and phone number
  • Any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, pork-free, etc.)
  • Will you need a laptop at the workshop, or will you be bringing one? All workshops are hands-on.
  • Do you require accommodations at the workshop, or will you be commuting in each day?

All these workshops are free to faculty, with travel stipends ($200/person) and room and meals included, as well as a CD with all software.

Brief Description of Workshops
  • Introduction to Media Computation Workshop (sponsored by NSF CCLI Program): This workshop will introduce faculty to teaching with the Media Computation approach. We will cover introduction to computing in Python (updated for the new Second Edition book) and in Java, and data structures in Java, using an approach that emphasizes relevance and creativity. We'll add a brief introduction to Alice + MediaComputation in 2009.
  • Engaging First Courses Workshop (sponsored by NSF BPC Program): A whirlwind introduction to FIVE new approaches for teaching introductory courses in computing that engage students and help to broaden participation in computing: (1) Introduction to Media Computation in Python, (2) and in Java, (3) Introduction to Data Structures with Media Computation in Java, (4) Introduction to Engineering Computing using MATLAB, and (5) Introduction to computing using robotics using Python.

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