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Ed,
Do you want to bring this to anyone's attention here?

Fred Wadlington, Systems Administrator
Milton Town School District
(802) 893-3210 x1114

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 9:04 AM -0500 wrote:
>This came across my desk via the Vermont Software Developer's Alliance
>{vtsSDA}, sounds like a great opportunity!
>
>
> [ http://www.champlain.edu/News-and-Events/News/Alice-Program.html
>]http:p//www.champlain.edu/News-and-Events/News/Alice-Program.html
>
>  Check out the news from Champlain College:
>
>  Champlain College Offers Middle School Students Chance to Attend
>  a Free 'Alice Programming' Course
>
>  Information Technology & Sciences Division, Computer Information
>  Technology, Digital Filmmaking, Elementary Education
>
>  BURLINGTON - The Division of Information Technology & Sciences
>  at Champlain College is planning to offer a computer course
>  entitled "Alice Programming" which will run for six to eight
>  weeks (Feb. 2 - March 30) on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.
>  "Alice" is a free software program that enables students to
>  create their own animated stories on the computer "The College
>  invites middle school teachers/administrators to nominate up to
>  four students from their schools for this program," said Ali
>  Rafieymehr, dean of the Information Technology and Sciences
>  Division. Champlain will accept two to four students from each
>  school. There will be no tuition charged for this course.
>  Champlain College will not award college credit for the course,
>  nor will students receive a grade or certificate for taking this
>  course.
>
>  "We sincerely hope that middle schools will take advantage of
>  this opportunity and participate in this program," Rafieymehr
>  said.
>
>  Schools that are interested should respond by email to
>  [ mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask] by Friday,
>J an. 23. Students should not
>  contact Champlain College directly. A place will be held for
>  each school as soon as a commitment via email arrives. The class
>  will be limited to 20 students, although the College will
>  maintain a waiting list in case it can accommodate more schools.
>
>  Schools are encouraged to nominate students who are eager to
>  learn more about computers, Rafieymehr noted. "One of the goals
>  of this course is to spark interest in computer technology among
>  middle school students, in particular among female students.
>  Therefore, schools should nominate an equal number of boys and
>  girls," he said.
>
>  Champlain College's Division of Information Technology &
>  Sciences offers a wide range of areas of study and majors
>  including, Computer and Digital Forensics, Computer Information
>  Technology, Computer Networking and Information Security, Game
>  Programming, Software Engineering, Radiography and Web
>  Development and Design.
>
>  Champlain College, ranked 12th in the top tier of Best
>  Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America's Best
>  Colleges, is a recognized leader in educating students to become
>  skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global
>  citizens. It offers undergraduate, continuing professional
>  studies, and masters programs in technology and information
>  systems.
>
>  For more information about the program, please contact
>  Rafieymehr at [ mailto:[log in to unmask]
>][log in to unmask]:u.



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