Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 2/6/02

BRATTLEBORO, VT - Students in grades one through nine can register for School Break Tech Camps offered by The Marlboro College Technology Center on February 19-21.

The youngest campers (first, second and third graders) will gain an overview of how to use a computer, digital camera and scanner to ultimately contribute to a group Web page. Most of the focus will be on graphics programs and how to use the Internet in a safe and appropriate way. No previous experience with computer usage is needed in this camp that combines work and play.

For students in grades four, five and six, two levels are available. Level one is designed for the camper who has not yet taken an introductory Web design class. The focus of the camp will be on graphics programs, Hyper-Text Mark-Up Language, and File Transfer Protocol to produce individual Websites. No previous experience with computer usage is needed.

Level two for fourth, fifth and sixth graders features a more rigorous camp to refine previously gained skills. Through the use of PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, and standard facets of design, campers will explore ways to make Websites more pleasing to the eye and easier to navigate. Previous attendance at a Marlboro College Tech Center camp for grades four to six is required.

The tech camp for seventh, eighth and ninth graders can accommodate both beginning and advanced students. Beginning students will design personal Web pages, create images with PhotoShop, and learn a variety of computer skills from instructors and more advanced students. Returning students will receive instruction in more advanced topics in animation, digital photography, and digital video.

According to Mary Greene, director of community and special programs, "This is one school-break activity that both parents and students look forward to. We are always pleased with how eagerly students arrive at the Tech Center each day."

The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday tech camps will take place from 9 a.m. to noon for grades one through six, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades seven through nine. The cost is $75 for the three-hour camps for grades one through six and $95 for the four-hour camps for grades seven through nine.

Camp instructors include Russell Wootton, and Persons School alumni John Donaldson, Dawn Everett, and Christina Smith.

All Tech Camps will take place at the Marlboro College Technology Center, 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro.

For more information and registration, visit the Tech Center online at http://persons.marlboro.edu, or call (802) 451-7500.

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