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Summer 2010 Workshops

2010 is the last summer for Media Computation workshops sponsored by NSF CCLI (now TUES). BPC workshops will be offered in Summer 2010 and 2011.

Plans for 2010:
Click on the links below for information on agenda and registration about each workshop.


Please note that we can only fund attendees who are US citizens or who teach at US institutions..

Check the individual workshop for registration information. To register for most of these workshops, please email Felicia Auzla fauzla@cc.gatech.edu with:
  • Your name
  • Which workshop you're going to sign up for.
  • Institution
    • Description of Institute: 2 yr vs. liberal arts vs. research university vs. high school, approximate number of majors, and if minority-serving
  • Mailing address
  • Email and phone number
  • Any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, pork-free, etc.)
  • Will you need a laptop at the workshop, or will you be bringing one? All workshops are hands-on.
  • Do you require accommodations at the workshop, or will you be commuting in each day?

All these workshops are free to participants. With travel stipends (details described for each workshop separately) and room and meals included, as well as a CD with all software. For mileage reimbursement, we will need start/stop odometer readings.



(See links before for more information.)


Past Workshops and Events



  • SIGCSE 2010 Preconference Workshop, March 10, 2010: Media Computation (http://www.mediacomputation.org) is an approach to teaching introductory computing where the focus is on manipulating pictures, sounds, and video. The approach motivates and engages students, by contextualizing computing in a relevant activity. The one-day pre-conference workshop is appropriate for both novices to Media Computation and those using the approach now. The day will offer an overview of the approach, touching on use with Python, Java, and Alice, for both introductory (APCS or CS1) and data structures classes. The workshop is FREE, and will include a travel stipend and one night's lodging. For more information, click here SIGCSE 2010 Preconference Workshop, March 10, 2010

Brief Description of Older Workshops
  • Introduction to Media Computation Workshop (sponsored by NSF CCLI Program): This workshop will introduce faculty to teaching with the Media Computation approach. We will cover introduction to computing in Python (updated for the new Second Edition book) and in Java, and data structures in Java, using an approach that emphasizes relevance and creativity. We'll add a brief introduction to Alice + MediaComputation in 2009.
  • Engaging First Courses Workshop (sponsored by NSF BPC Program): A whirlwind introduction to FIVE new approaches for teaching introductory courses in computing that engage students and help to broaden participation in computing: (1) Introduction to Media Computation in Python, (2) and in Java, (3) Introduction to Data Structures with Media Computation in Java, (4) Introduction to Engineering Computing using MATLAB, and (5) Introduction to computing using robotics using Python.













To register for any of these workshops, please email Felicia Auzla fauzla@cc.gatech.edu with:
  • Your name
  • Institution
    • Description of Institute: 2 yr vs. liberal arts vs. research university, approximate number of majors, and if minority-serving
  • Mailing address
  • Email and phone number
  • Any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, pork-free, etc.)
  • Will you need a laptop at the workshop, or will you be bringing one? All workshops are hands-on.
  • Do you require accommodations at the workshop, or will you be commuting in each day?

All these workshops are free to faculty, with travel stipends ($200/person) and room and meals included, as well as a CD with all software.

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