Schools that are offering AP Computer Science will have an instructor
who is well-versed in Java, as this is the language used for the AP exam
now. If anyone is interested in learning Java, Sun teamed up with the
Cisco Networking Academy program a few years ago and created a
comprehensive curriculum, including labs and assessments, for preparing
for the AP exam. If anyone is interested in this training on a distance
learning basis, we could help them with this at no cost. We currently
have an instructor in Rutland doing this and it would be great to create
a cohort.
More information about the course can be found at or by
contacting me.
Steve Barner, South Burlington High School


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Subject: JAVA

Dear List, 
I noticed that Sun open sourced it's Java development environment which
is a cross platform environment. It was noted that this would be helpful
to education. The SIS system most of OWSU is a Java based application.
Are any of us familiar enough with Java to teach others about it? Are
there applications we could be developing that would be helpful to all
of us? Is there a Vermont based open source community who could advise
Vermont educators how they can make use of this resource.

David Webb
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