Event Detail Information
Supported by Google and the University of Illinois, this CS4HS summer workshop is aimed at teachers who are looking for exciting content for teaching beginning programming at the high-school or middle-school level. Join us as we explore the Etoys programming language as a platform for attracting students into the field of computing. Etoys has been used successfully in informal and enrichment education venues from first grade through high school around the globe. Join CS teachers from across the state, and faculty and staff from the University of Illinois, as we explore its potential as an engaging programming platform for use in non-AP classes.
Dates: July 23-25, 2012
Location: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
A stipend of $500 will be given to all participants for attending the 3-day workshop. Participants will pay for their own travel and accommodations, but some lunches and dinners will be provided.
The daily schedule will include
- Hands-on labs
- Small group discussions
- CS-unplugged activities
- Project and curriculum development
A tentative day-by-day schedule can be found on the CS4HS wiki.
All applicants should:
- be a practicing computer tech or computer science teacher at middle or high school level
- have familiarity with at least one programming language.
- bring their own laptop computer to the workshop (a limited number of loaner laptops may be available. Contact Dr. Lenny Pitt for more information.)
- complete an end-of-workshop survey and follow-up survey during fall 2013.
Continuing Professional Development Units will be available. More information will be available at the workshop.
The workshop will remain open until all 20 spots have been filled. Priority will be given to high-school teachers, although middle-school teachers will be considered. Notification of acceptance into the workshop will be emailed as soon as possible, and in any case by the end of May
To apply, please fill out this registration form
For questions, contact Dr. Lenny Pitt