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NewsPress Release: 1/4/02New Series of After-School Tech Labs Begins at Marlboro CollegeTechnology Center

BRATTLEBORO, VT - The Marlboro College Technology Center is continuing its popular series of After-School Computer Tech Labs for youth in grades one through nine.

Designed for both beginners and experienced students, the Tech Labs are available in several versions: co-ed labs for grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-9, and a girls lab for grades 6-8. Labs begin the week of January 7 and continue weekly through April, with additional sessions available from April to June.

Each lab provides time for individual work as well as group instruction in various Web page design and Web publishing tools. Lab instructors include Persons School alumni John Donaldson, Dawn Everett, Drew Gradinger, and Christina Smith, as well as Jane Wilde and Russell Wootton.

Donaldson is the director of K2Kid:Hypermedia, a design group for children's Internet sites. He has been a classroom teacher and educational technology consultant for many years. Everett teaches technology to kindergarten through sixth graders at Vernon Elementary School and has been featured in Newsweek magazine for her work there. Gradinger teaches social studies and
Website design at Kindle Farm Children's Service, a private boys school in Newfane, Vermont.

Smith was an elementary school teacher for 14 years before becoming a science teacher associate for the Vermont Institute of Science, Math, and Technology (VISMT) last year. Wilde has her own technology consulting company called Absolute Computing Solutions. She sets up computer networks, repairs computers, and teaches people how to enjoy computers. Wootton is a 1998 graduate of Full Sail School of Digital Media and Animation. He founded his own graphic design and film effects company called Green Mountain Graphics, and completed work last summer on the special effects for the Kingdom County Production film, "Smoke on the Water."

All Tech Labs 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, or call (802) 451-7500.

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