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Beginning Programming in Java June 12-15 and 19-22 2006

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The goal of this workshop is to start teachers on a path that will enable them to become AP teachers in 2-5 years. The idea is that they will take this workshop and teach the Programming and Systems Management Course 11.41800 (Beginning Programming - new name) for a year or a few years. And when they feel ready they will take the Intermediate course and teach that content for a year or more. Finally when the teacher feels ready she or he will take the AP workshop and teach the AP course. Some teachers may wish to only teach the introductory courses and not go on to become AP teachers.

The proposed dates for this workshop are: June 12-15 and 19-22, 2006. You must attend the entire workshop (8 days) to get 5 PLU credits. You are required to stay residential for this workshop since there will be evening activities! You will be staying at the Georgia Tech Hotel with two teachers per room unless you wish to pay the additional cost for a private room (an additional $62.00 a night).

The workshop will be held in the College of Computing Building at 801 Atlantic Drive. See Directions to the College of Computing Building for more information.

The schedule for the workshop is:

12-5 first day (Monday) starting with a lunch in a private dinning room at the Georgia Tech Hotel
8-4:30 second day
8-4:30 third day
8-12 last day (Thurs)

There will be evening activies as well on Monday and Wednesday nights. These will include: Alice (a 3d animation environment), LEGO Mindstorms robots, and demonstrations of research. Evening activities will start at 7:30pm and go till 9:30pm.

This workshop is intended for people with little or no programming experience. We will cover the basics (variables, operators, syntax, methods, class, object,etc) by writing programs to manipulate media (image, sound, movies, and text). The workshop will be using the programming language Java.

Please fill out this Word document ComputingTeacherDevAgreement.doc and have it signed by your principal and fax it to Chelcea Warren at 404 385-0965. See Beg Prog 2006 Completed Forms for a list of teachers we have received this form from.

For samples of the kind of work we will be doing in the workshop see Samples of Beginning Programming in Java work

See for the list of teachers who have applied. You can apply at We will notify you about the status of your application as soon as possible. Remember that your application is not complete until you fax in the form above with the teacher's and principal's signature.

Teachers that attended Beg Prog in Java 2006

Teachers who can't make it this summer:
Mr. Ted Brown, West Hall High School, (principal)
La'Sonya Smith, Redan High School,
April Harrell, Lowndes High School, (need to schedule class)
Rachel Roberts, Lowndes High School, (need to schedule class)
Nicole Talley, Covenant Christian Ministries Academy (private), (gift teacher)
Melissa Womack, Morgan County Middle School,
William Wilkins, Transferred and not teaching prog,

Teachers to Notify when Reg is open:, Frederick Douglass High School, McNair High School
Nga.Warren at Pebblebrook, Cobb
Beverly A. McGuire, Dunwoody High School, bam0213 at
Emmie Allmon, Fannin County High School, Eallmon at
Marian Hesse, Southwest DeKalb High School, marian_hesse at
Elan, Richard H Elan at
Jolane Davis" mistjld at

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