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Beginning Programming in Java June 23-26th 2008

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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

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.

If you have no previous experience in programming you must take the Computing in the Modern World June 17-20th 2008
before taking this workshop!

The workshops will be held at the Georgia Institute for Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. You must attend all 4 days in order to receive 3 PLUs. The hours are from 8:30am - 4:00pm each day (with at least 1 hour of homework each evening). There is a $160 fee for this workshop for Georgia teachers. Out of state teachers will pay $425.00. Due to a NSF grant we will be able to cover hotel, parking, and food for Georgia teachers who live greater than 30 miles from Georgia Tech. Teachers will be staying at the Regency Suites hotel and their site address is Guests will be staying two teachers to a room unless s/he wishes to pay the addtional cost for a private room which is $64.50/night. We will also cover lunch for all teachers. Preference is given to teachers who are teaching Beginning Programming in the Fall of 2008.

Checks or purchase orders should be made out to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Space is limited to 30, so please send your payment as soon as possible. The payment is refundable up to 1 month before the workshop begins. Send your payment to:

Georgia Tech, CoC
Institute for Computing Education
ATTN: Felicia Auzla, ICE Programs
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
Fax: 404 385-0965

Please fill out this Word document TeacherDevAgreement-2008.doc and have it signed by your principal and fax it to Felicia Auzla at 404 385-0965. See Beg Prog 2008 Completed Form for a list of teachers we have received this form from. Your application is not complete until we have this form!

You can apply at See for the list of teachers who have applied. We will notify you in about 2 weeks as to the status of your application. Remember that your application is not complete until you fax in the form above with the teacher's and principal's signature.

Additional informatation will be posted here nearer to the workshop dates. Agenda for Beg Prog in Java 2008

People to Notify:
Dr. Rex Wallace, Jackson County Comprehensive High School,
Clarke Wegner
CDavies Java Quiz - Chapters 1-3.doc

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