Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dates & Times
December: 8, 15
January: 5, 12, 26 (tentative)
All workshops are from 9 AM to 1 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Brooklyn - PS 38
Bronx - High School of Computers and Technology (Evander Campus)
Queens - JHS 226
Staten Island - PS 57
To register for workshops in your borough, visit http://protraxx.com
* Click on "Online Catalogs"
* Click NYC Department of Education/City Hall Academy
* Log in if you have an account or Register as a New User
* For Department, please choose Instructional Technology
* When you find the class you're interested in, click Enroll Now
If by any chance you are unable to register using protraxx, please email Emilie Reiser at Emilie@vemny.org with your registration information.
Workshop sessions are free for teachers and students. Participating schools are required to pay a $75 fee to the Deputy Chancellor and a per session fee for teachers.
IBOTechs, is a hands-on, learn-by-doing opportunity open to 6th -8th grade students and teachers. Participants will design, build, and program a robotic invention to solve complex problems. Students will participate in a final share-out at the end of the program. Participants will need to bring their own laptop to each session. The device must have NXT Mindstorms Software installed. This 6- session course is designed for one teacher and 3 students per school that has purchased the Robotics kit. LEGO Mindstorms Education Base Set for 4 students- $250 LEGO ID# W979797 LEGO Mindstorms Education Software 1.1 (individual) - $49 LEGO ID# W700077 Additional software needs to be purchased with additional base sets.
Simulation / Game Design
Students and teachers grades 6-12 will learn MicroWorlds and Scratch multi-media programming environments for Simulation and Game Design. Incorporating text, sound, graphics, and basic programming syntax, participants will create several interactive animated projects that will be presented in final share-out for family, fellow students, teachers, and school administrators. This inter-disciplinary curriculum is designed to strengthen Math, Science, Technology, and Language Arts skills through hands-on project-based learning. Working alongside students, teachers will participate in professional development, learning the skills and programming necessary to implement this curriculum in their own schools. No equipment/software required.
Students in grades 6th-12th will learn how to use research to produce storyboards, scripts, documentaries, videos and short films. Participants will write, film, edit and produce a short video (1-5 minutes) while learning the filmmaking process and use of film equipment and editing software. This 6-session course is designed for one teacher and 3 students per school. Schools will be expected to participate in a NYC Student Film Festival to showcase their work. Participants must bring their own laptop to each session. Mac is preferred (i-Movie software) OR PC laptop with Moviemaker installed.
Friday, October 26, 2007
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