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July 5, 2013

Penn to host Children's Computer Camp


The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — William Penn Children’s Computer Camp will be held Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2, from 1–4 p.m. for students who have completed grades 2–7.

Participants in the William Penn CCC will learn to program animations and simple computer games by using the Scratch visual programming environment. Scratch was designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab especially for elementary and middle school learners, but is enjoyed by programmers of all ages. It is used to design projects which develop creativity, solve problems and communicate ideas.

Individual learning will be guided by Professor Judy Williams and William Penn students majoring in computer science in the Penn Hall Computer Lab, Room 114.

Participants will be given a flash drive and other materials needed for the camp, which they can take home to continue learning with Scratch on their home computers.

For more information or to request a registration form, e-mail williamsj@wmpenn.edu or call (641) 673-1053 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Registration forms may also be picked up, in Penn Hall 213. Completed registration forms with the $50 course fee may be returned to Sara in her office or mailed to Sara Reck, Conferencing Coordinator William Penn University, 201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.

Advance registration ends July 19 at 5 p.m. Participation is limited to the first 24 registrants.