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Eric,

Below is information on Young Hacks Academy which will be given at
different locations around the state this summer. I will be teaching at the
Rutland and Manchester camps. Let me know if you have any questions.

Phyllis Tate, MAT
Media Center Director
The Dorset School

Young Hacks Academy (http://www.younghacksacademy.com) is a new
problem-solving camp for 9-14 year olds. A blend of computer programming
and leadership training, YHA focuses on how young people can use technology
to solve today's greatest local and global problems. Campers--or as we
call, our "Agents"--are tasked daily missions filled with design-based
challenges in front of and away from a computer. The core curriculum
revolves around the 4 Steps of Problem Solving: Understand; Plan; Create;
and Review.

Young Hacks Agents are introduced to creative computing through Scratch
software. Developed by MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a drag-and-drop visual
learning environment that draws on basic computational concepts to allow
agents to program their own interactive stories and animations. By weeks
end, graduates of Young Hacks Agent Training will have sharpened their
powers of creativity, imagination and collaboration, while making new
friends along the way.

Young Hacks Academy will be held this summer in:
BURLINGTON: Mater Christi School July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July
28-August 1
HYDE PARK: Lamoille Union High School July 7-11, July 14-18
MANCHESTER: Burr & Burton Academy July 21-25, July 28-August 1
MIDDLEBURY: Middlebury Union High School July 7-11, July 14-18
MONTPELIER: Montpelier High School July 21-25, July 28-August 1
NEWPORT: North Country Union High School July 7-11, July 14-18
RUTLAND: Christ The King School July 7-11, July 14-18
ST. ALBANS: Bellows Free Academy July 7-11
ST. JOHNSBURY: St. Johnsbury Academy July 21-25, July 28-August 1
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION: Hartford High School July 7-11, July 14-18

For more information, visit our website: http://www.younghacksacademy.com


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:57 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Our Counselors are beginning to field questions from students,
> particularly those interested in Computer Science/Programming camps or
> programs. Is there anything local? Any good resources I could point them to?
>
> Thanks,
>
> *Eric Hall*
> *Technology Integration Specialist*
> *Mount Mansfield Union High School*
> *Chittenden East SU*
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