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Computing in the Modern World
June 17-20 2008

The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) will hold a 4 day Computing in the Modern World workshop June 17-20th at Georgia Tech. Georgia's new Computing in the Modern World course includes approxiamtely 4-5 weeks of computer programming (see http://www.georgiastandards.org/career.aspx?PageReq=PhaseI).

This workshop is for teachers with no or little experience in computer programming. It will introduce basic concepts of computer programming using Scratch, Alice, and LEGO NXT robots. Scratch is free software from MIT that allows kids to learn programming concepts while creating 2D animations and games (see http://scratch.mit.edu). Alice is free software from CMU that allows you to teach drag-and-drop programming by having students create 3D movies and games (see http://www.alice.org). LEGO NXT robots can also be programmed in a drag-and-drop environment.

Beginning Programming in Java
June 23-26 2008

The Institute for Computing Education will offer a 4 day Beginning Programming in Java workshop June 23-26, 2008. This workshop will help you teach Georgia's new Beginning Programming course (see http://www.georgiastandards.org/career.aspx?PageReq=PhaseI).

We will teach programming concepts by creating 3D movies and games in Alice and by manipulating media using Media Computation. We will cover Java syntax, iteration, conditionals and methods. We will also introduce object-oriented principles. The workshop will use a variety of activities to help you understand these concepts: lecture, role-playing, kinesthetic activities, and programming assignments.
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Intermediate Programming in Java
July 14-17 2008


The Institute for Computing Education will offer a 4 day Intermediate Programming in Java workshop. This workshop will help you teach Grorgia's new Intermediate Programming course (see http://www.georgiastandards.org/career.aspx?PageReq=PhaseI).

We will cover working with sound, text, and graphical user interfaces. We will create a 2D game. We will cover Java syntax, iteration, conditionals, input/output and exceptions. We will cover class and object variables (fields) and methods. We will also cover object-oriented principles: objects, classes, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism..

This course should prepare you to be able to take the College Board AP workshop.

AP CS Workshop
July 21-25 2008

The Institute for Computing Education (ICE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is pleased to offer a College Board endorsed CS-AP workshop July 21-25th 2008 for CS A and AB teachers. This workshop will end by noon on Friday July 25th 2008. Teachers who complete the workshop will receive 3 PLUs. This course will be taught by Barbara Ericson of Georgia Tech.

Georgia Department of Education