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NewsPress Release -Technology Center Offers Three April School Break Camps

MARLBORO, VT - Local children again have the opportunity to learn how to create their own Web pages and computer graphics with three school break tech camps at the Marlboro College Technology Center this month.

Marlboro is offering two tech camps for 10 to 12 year olds. The first is "Creating Web Pages Using Dreamweaver and Kid Pix," the popular tech camp it introduced in February. Students will be introduced to HTML, the computer language of the World Wide Web, as well as graphics software to create content for the Web. The program will be self-paced and fun, focusing more on process than product. Students will gain a better understanding of how the Internet works and the process of building a Website. No prior experience is required. It will take place April 18-20 from 9 a.m. to noon. A $75 fee includes all materials and snacks.

For students ages 10 to 12 who either completed the February camp or have experience building Webpages, Marlboro is offering "Advanced HTML and Graphics Lab" from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on April 18-20. Students will focus on Web design, exploring techniques that make computer graphics and Web pages look better, as well as ways to make Websites work more easily. Beyond creating their own sites, students will evaluate other Websites for their effectiveness and discuss some aspects of Internet infrastructure. A $75 fee includes all materials and snacks.

Marlboro is also offering "Creating Web Pages Using Dreamweaver and Kid Pix" to middle school students April 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No prior experience is necessary, however those with experience are also welcome. A $90 fee includes all materials and snacks. Students should bring a bag lunch each day.

The instuctors for the camps will be John Donaldson, Frank Klucken, Drew Gradinger and Christina Smith. Donaldson, an Internet Strategy Management student at the Persons School of Marlboro College, is a local educator with eight years' experience teaching technology to elementary school students.Klucken, a 1998 graduate of Marlboro's Teaching with Internet Technologies program, is an educator who works with teachers who want to integrate technology into the curriculum.

Both Gradinger and Smith are current students at the Persons School's master's program in Teaching with Internet Technologies. Gradinger has extensive experience with middle school and high school students, and teaches 7th and 8th graders at Kindle Farm. Smith has taught for several years in area schools and has served as a technolgy coach at the Saxton's River school.

All three camps take place at the Marlboro College Technology Center at 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro. Enrollment will be limited, so please register early. For more information, please call (802) 451-7500.

 

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