Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 6/13/02

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Students interested in learning more about technology over the summer months should register now for any of four camps being put on by the Marlboro Technology Center.

During the various camps offered this year, students will be able to choose from several technology workshop topics to develop new skills. Examples of workshops include Preparing Images for the Web, Creating Buttons and Navigational Bars, Working with Web Pages, Working with Special Effects, HTML, PhotoShop, Working with Databases and the Web, Web Services and Security, and Working with the Basics.

First off, the Marlboro College Technology Center is offering a technology camp for middle school girls entering the seventh, eighth and ninth grades this summer. This camp is aimed at giving girls confidence in using technology. They will learn to create multimedia CD-ROM and Websites using software and hardware, the ins and outs of digital cameras, and more. This camp will run from July 29 through Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

At the same time, a camp will run for high school girls. This camp, called the Internet Technology Leaders Institute for High School Girls, will be for students who are either in high school or have previously completed the middle school camp.

This camp will reinforce girls’ technology skills and place an emphasis on using technology to play leadership roles.

Instructors for the girls camps will include Luci de la Bruere, Lisa Brooks, and Dawn Everett.

Technology camps being offered this year aren’t only for girls. All students entering grades seven through nine are invited to take part in camps that run from July 8 through 12 or Aug. 5 through 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tech Center.

In these classes, beginner students will work with the basics and develop content for the web. Advanced students will learn HTML, PhotoShop, and Flash. Camp instructors for the co-ed classes will ;include Drew Gradinger and Russell Wootton as well as guest presenters on special topics.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for children to spend time expanding their technology skills in the summer time,” Mary Greene, Director of Community and Special Programs at the Tech Center said. “Here, they can focus on their technology skills in a concentrated way that they will be able to apply and build on when they go back to school in the fall.”

Launched in Brattleboro in October 2000, the Marlboro College Technology Center brings together education and entrepreneurship, while offering technology resources to the community. It houses The Persons School of Marlboro College, which provides four year-long master's degree programs -- Systems Integration Management, Internet Strategy Management, Teaching with Internet Technologies, and Internet Engineering. The Technology Center also features an incubator for start-up and existing technology companies and a launch pad for Persons School alumni with viable business plans for new tech companies.

The cost for each day camp is $325 per week, which includes snakes, materials, and lab access. A residential option is also available at the cost of an additional $350. For students who chose the residential option, they will be housed in dormitory rooms at the School for International Training. The residential rate includes all meals and evening programs and activities. Scholarships are available for any of the camps. Students may enroll in more than one camp for the summer. However, enrollment is limited so those interested are asked to apply as soon as possible.To register for the camps, visit http://persons.marlboro.edu.

Also, the Tech Center is offering tech camps for grades one through six as part of the “Summerfun” series in collaboration with Hilltop Montessori. For further information and application materials on any of the camps, please call (802) 451-7500.

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